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Blackpool Cannabis ‘Gardener’ To Be Deported To Vietnam

Preston Crown Court has heard that officers from Lancashire Police raided a three-floor cannabis farm on Dickson Road in Blackpool on 10th February and found a Vietnamese man Troung Le hiding behind an air vent. As a consequence, Truong Le, 35, has been jailed for two years and four months for his role in cultivating a £345,000 cannabis grow in the resort.

During the raid, police recovered 880 plants from the cannabis farm which was kitted out with sophisticated growing equipment, lights and fans and had a range of plants growing in seven separate rooms. Preston Crown Court was told that the plants had a potential yield of between £178,000 and £356,400.

Police searched Le, finding a wallet which contained £250 cash and a train ticket from London to Birmingham. Lee said that he had been taken to the cannabis farm eight or nine days earlier and told he would be killed if he tried to leave.

Le said that he was a gardener to the crops – but did not have responsibility for the factory. He had been in the UK for seven years and had previously arrested in three occasions in connection with the production of cannabis.

Le was sentenced in Court to two years and four months, he would be deported at the end of his sentence and must remain in custody until he is removed from the country.

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