Fourth arrest in NCA cannabis farm investigation

A fourth man has been arrested as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into a criminal group suspected of using Albanian migrants to grow cannabis.

He was arrested today on charges of conspiracy to produce and supply controlled drugs and money laundering at a location in Wrexham by officers from North Wales Police on behalf of the NCA.

It comes after a series of arrests in North Wales and Cheshire on Monday which saw three other men arrested on suspicion of drug cultivation and money laundering. A man in his 50s was later released on bail, while a man in his 60s was released under investigation. A 28-year-old Albanian national has been handed over to immigration authorities.

NCA operations manager Julie Booker said: ‘We are grateful for the assistance of North Wales Police, the media and the public in this investigation.

Officers are still asking for information to trace Albanian national Jeton Memia, 29, who has links to Manchester and Southend in Essex, as part of their investigations.

Anyone with information should contact the NCA Control Center on 0370 496 7622 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

May 25, 2022

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