Three men linked to a string of cannabis farms worth up to £400,000 are starting prison sentences today.
Laert Duzha, 31, Marigel Balla, 25, and Edi Miraka, 34, were arrested as police raided a series of properties converted for cannabis cultivation across Teesside.
Prosecutor Ian West detailed the discoveries made by officers, starting in Middlesbrough, on September 25 last year:
- A terraced house on Kindersley Street, North Ormesby with 144 plants and light, ventilation and watering systems installed in a number of rooms, capable of producing 4 to 12kg of cannabis worth £40,000 to £120,000;
- A house on nearby Deacon Street with 216 plants growing, capable of producing 6 to 18kg worth £60,000 to £180,000, found about 40 minutes later;
- The three men found at a property on Bedale Avenue,…