Two Albanians were caught running a “sophisticated” cannabis farm in a Swansea Valley house which had been rented to a group of mysterious Italian men.
When police raided the property they found it had been turned over to production of the Class B drug with more than 300 plants being cultivated across a number of rooms.
Body-worn camera filmed by officers carrying out the raid picks up one saying “Wow” as they uncover the huge cannabis crop – before showing the moment they catch one of the men involved red-handed.
Swansea Crown Court heard police executed a search warrant at a property in Faraday Road in Clydach on September 18 this year.
Danielle Lodwig, prosecuting, said inside the property officers found a large number of plants growing in a downstairs room along with cultivation paraphernalia and it was clearly a commercial operation.
Police went upstairs and in one of the bedrooms came across 27-year-old Bekim Selmani trimming cannabis plants. In his pocket was £250 in cash.
Elsewhere at the address they found 26-year-old Paluca Pashko.
The Albanian pair were arrested and in total police recovered 321 cannabis plants along with growing equipment.