Published: 14:50, 14 September 2021
| Updated: 15:11, 14 September 2021
Police have unearthed yet another cannabis farm in Thanet - the third in less than a week.
More than 100 plants were discovered as officers stormed a commercial unit in Telegraph Hill, Minster, near Ramsgate.
The Thanet Multi-agency Task Force (MTF) were called to the site yesterday afternoon after receiving a report of suspicious activity in the area.
An internal structure was found which housed 102 young cannabis plants, growing equipment and living accommodation.
A 37-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and possessing articles for the purposes of fraud.
He remains in custody while inquiries continue.
PC Steve England from Thanet MTF said: "We continue to ask residents to be our eyes and ears for any suspicious behaviour in the communities they live and work in.
"The information provided is crucial in our work to keep Thanet safe. There is no place for illegal drug-related activity in this district."
It comes after officers were called to an outbuilding in Manston Road, Ramsgate, where they found signs of a cultivation including cannabis bud.
An investigation is currently ongoing into the discovery.
A spokesman for the force said: "Kent Police attended an outbuilding in Manston Road, Ramsgate, shortly before 10am on Friday where they found a signs of a cannabis cultivation including cannabis bud.
"The bud was seized by officers along with the cultivating equipment.
"Inquiries are ongoing into the incident."
The day before a man was arrested following the discovery of a cannabis plantation during a raid in Margate.
Officers discovered the cultivation after being tipped-off about suspected drug use at a house in Northdown Road.
When the Thanet Multi-Agency Task Force entered the property, they found a cultivation made up of between 15 and 20 mature cannabis plants, along with cultivation equipment which was also seized.
A 57-year-old man from Margate was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and taken into custody. It has since been confirmed he was released under investigation.
Sgt Karl Rimmer from the MTF said: "We appreciate how detrimental it can be to people’s wellbeing when illegal drug activity is taking place in their neighbourhood.
"Anyone with concerns regarding criminal or anti-social behaviour is encouraged to report it to Kent Police."