In a massive haul, over 500 plants were discovered
Six men have been charged with being concerned in the production of a controlled drug.
It comes after the discovery of over a massive haul of 500 cannabis plants at a terraced house in Spa Road in Gloucester last Thursday (September 5) and an investigation by Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Neighbourhood officers were called to the address and handled initial enquiries after the smell of cannabis near the house was reported by a member of the public.
Support group officers have since removed the cannabis plants from the property.
Xhuljano Bircaj, 28; Glen Rami, 28; Ervin Bajraktari, 31; Andi Sela, 31; Besmir Bajraktari, 32; and Enea Sela, 24, were all remanded in custody over the weekend and will appear before magistrates in Cheltenham later today, Monday September 6.
Officers say the plants spread across all three storeys of the house and a converted basement.
They taped off the property and installed a police guard overnight.
On Friday morning, September 6, a specialist team arrived to dismantle the ducting and electrical equipment that had been found in the house.
The smell form the property was still strong on Friday morning even though police had left some windows open to ventilate it.
Some of the team wore masks to avoid the fumes from the house and passers-by were commenting about how strong it was.
Forensic teams went into the house, which had three upper floors and a basement, to document the evidence.
Then police came out carrying large bags of full of cannabis which were documented and taken to a van.