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Man who stuffed his Newmarket bungalow with £400,000 worth of cannabis jailed




A man who was caught growing almost £400,000 worth of cannabis in his Newmarket home has been jailed.

Ilir Aga, 37, filled his four bedroom house in Fordham Road with thousands of cannabis plants in what was described as a 'sophisticated operation'.

In April armed police stormed the house and witnesses reported the detached property - including its double garages - was 'stuffed full of drugs', leaving just two beds and a small kitchen.

Picture by Mark Westley. (9155457)
Picture by Mark Westley. (9155457)

Aga pleaded guilty to producing Class B drugs at Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday.

He was sentenced to a year in prison.

Ilir Aga, 37, has been jailed for a year (24387072)
Ilir Aga, 37, has been jailed for a year (24387072)

PC Alan Tregilgas, of Cambridgeshire Police, said: “This was a sophisticated operation that would have put a lot of cannabis on the streets. I am pleased we have managed to disrupt this and that Aga has been jailed.

“I hope this sends a clear message that we will work hard to find and destroy cannabis farms and put the people behind them before the courts.”