AROUND 450 cannabis plants have been seized by police following a raid on a house in Sidcup.

The house in Betterton Drive, was hit by police on June 13 and also saw a large amount of hydroponic equipment recovered.

Officers from the Bexley Crime Squad say around £4,000 of electricity had been illegally diverted to the premises.

Hoang Ba Hung, of no fixed abode, was arrested at the house and charged with illegall drugs and diverting electricity.

The 30-year-old appeared at Bexley Magistrates' Court on June 14 and pleaded guilty to all charges.

He has been remanded into custody for sentencing at Crown Court on a later date.

Detective Inspector Barrry Burke, of the Bexley Crime Squad, said: "We are committed to tackling all types of drug misuse and those who are intent on producing drugs.

"The discovery of this factory will have a direct impact on the people supplying and distributing thousands of pounds worth of cannabis."

  • Anyone with any suspicions or information about cannabis production should contact local police, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.