Record capture of 8,000 cannabis plants in Roubaix

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The warehouse that housed this plantation belongs to the city of Roubaix but is rented "in full", according to a source close to the survey.

The World with AFP Posted today at 20h50

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The feet discovered in Roubaix could have eventually generated a traffic of "5 to 6 million euros per year," according to a source close to the survey.
The feet discovered in Roubaix could have eventually generated a traffic of "5 to 6 million euros per year," according to a source close to the survey. Richard Vogel / AP

It is "A record on the national territory". The judicial police seized Tuesday in Roubaix (North) 8,000 feet of cannabis grown indoors in a warehouse, announced Wednesday, November 7, a source close to the investigation, stating:

"These feet were found in a warehouse in downtown Roubaix and two people were placed in custody. "

The warehouse which sheltered this plantation belongs to the city of Roubaix but is rented " In totality ", the culture being done in the part not occupied by the tenant and "Abandoned", according to the same source, adding: " There is a clear increase in production "indoor" in the Hauts-de-France region », close to Belgium and the Netherlands.

"Industrial scale"

The feet discovered in Roubaix could have generated in the long term a traffic of "5 to 6 million euros a year", estimated this source. The cultivation of cannabis is done "On an industrial scale" in this region – that is, more than 500 feet per plantation indoors – which makes it 'Feature' compared to the rest of France.

There had already been a record seizure in the Hauts-de-France, with "4000 feet" discovered in Hem, not far from Roubaix, in 2016. Whereas in 2015 "Less than 1,000 feet" had been seized throughout the region, it is already "Almost 15,000 feet" which were discovered in 2019 counting Tuesday's seizure, said this source close to the investigation. "3,300 feet" had already been discovered in Roubaix last March.

"These are necessarily organized crime networks that are behind (this plantation of Roubaix) ", added the same source, evoking a "Professionalization" on this type of culture, which requires "A real engineering".

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