DRUGS operation in Harlow has resulted in 100 cannabis being seized in the Mallows Green area.

The planned operation took place on the morning of Monday June 24.

Acting on intelligence, officers executed a warrant in Mallows Green at 6am.

Once inside, officers found a sophisticated set up with a significant number of mature plants, as well as abstraction of electricity.

UK Power Networks colleagues were alerted and attended to make the property safe.

No arrests have been made at this stage but police are now following a number of target enquiries.

Chief Inspector Paul Austin, Harlow district commander, said: “Illicit drugs of any kind are inextricably linked to serious violence and, often, organised crime.

“Profits from the sale of cannabis drive organised crime and also feed into the supply of other illicit Class A drugs.

“This warrant was led by officers from our community policing team, these officers know their area and they know the concerns which our residents have.

"It is through these relationships that we often gain intelligence – and it is those community reports which help us to effectively tackle crime in our area.”