Gipsies who took £1.3million government grant to upgrade their site turned it into giant cannabis factory
More than 100 officers raided three-acre site in Merthyr Tyfdil, South Wales
Cannabis plants were being grown in sheds and outbuildings in the camp
Gipsy community had received £1.3 million grant to refurbish site in 2011
Police officers arrested 16 people and said small group had been involved
By STEPHANIE LINNING
26 February 2015
A group of gipsies built a giant cannabis factory on the grounds of their camp which they were given a £1.3 million government grant to upgrade.
A well-organised drug operation capable of producing £250,000 of cannabis a year was found when police raided the camp in Merthyr Tyfdil, South Wales yesterday.
Cannabis plants were being grown in sheds and outbuildings on half of the pitches on the three-acre site.
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