Illegal immigrants jailed after discovery of cannabis factory

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Daniel Muhaj, 30, of Redgrave, who admitted producing cannabis. Archant Two illegal immigrants who were arrested following the discovery of a large cannabis factory in a small village on the Norfolk/Suffolk border have each been jailed for 20 months.

Police raided an industrial unit in Redgrave, near Diss, on Monday, March 25, after an electrician who was working in the area noticed the small of cannabis, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Officers found more than 800 cannabis plants, a large amount of hydroponics equipment and paraphernalia inside the premise at Redgrave Business Centre on the edge of the village.

Matthew Sorel-Cameron, prosecuting said the potential street value of the cannabis was estimated at £348,000- £497,000.

Before the court were Eglant Selenica, 35, and 30-year-old Daniel Muhaj, both of Redgrave, who admitted producing cannabis.

Sentencing them Judge John Devaux said: ” I sentence you on the basis that you were both being exploited and you were what is commonly known as gardeners in this business.”

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