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How Criminals Target British Cannabis Growers

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posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 02:10 AM
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Interesting bit of education.

. . . Calder began targeting cannabis farmers across Manchester. Between March and June 2014, his team kept a shop in Ardwick supplying ‘hydroponics’ equipment used for growing the illicit crop under surveillance.

They then put James Bond-style, magnetic electronic trackers on customers’ cars . . .
www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk...

This video shows a tracker being located at 1:23.


Once you've located the tracker, placing it on another vehicle is the best plan. An undercover police vehicle would be ideal, but probably not practical. A bus would be my second choice. I would say taxi but that would be unfair on the driver. Tesco delivery van or similar, anything that led them on a wild goose chase without endangering others.

Anyone else got a solution for trackers stuck on cars at grow shops?
edit on 23 8 2016 by Kester because: punctuation




posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 02:42 AM
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a reply to: Kester

Best bet would be to have a driver and a buyer so the driver stays in the car/or walks around it checking the bodywork etc but is very visible so no one is going to be able to slip something on the car, the buyer then buyer can then walk a couple of streets to the shop and back and it should be job done.

Probably regularly buying and selling cars would also put a dent in someones hopes of checking where it lives, could cost a bit though with the new road tax rules.



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 03:05 AM
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a reply to: Kester

Driving to a cannabis growing shop in the UK is stupid. It's illegal to grow. If I were a copper I'd sit outside all day noting registration numbers and busting each address.



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 04:18 AM
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originally posted by: and14263
a reply to: Kester

Driving to a cannabis growing shop in the UK is stupid. It's illegal to grow. If I were a copper I'd sit outside all day noting registration numbers and busting each address.


It's not just cannabis this equipment is used for.. You might end up busting a tomato farmer..



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 04:32 AM
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After reading the article.. Which I must say is very informative. It seems such an injustice, the guy that caused all this only got 3 1/2 years.
He almost caused a gang war, had his family terrorised and kidnapped having to eventually go under protection programs and was obviously dealing in drugs.
People like this should be locked and the key throw away.



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 06:23 AM
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a reply to: and14263

You would waste your time on chili growers, its popular right now.



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 06:41 AM
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Gangs around here use heat vision cameras to find grows. That's why I use none heat emitting led space age lights half the electricity bill also



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 07:50 AM
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originally posted by: and14263
a reply to: Kester

Driving to a cannabis growing shop in the UK is stupid. It's illegal to grow. If I were a copper I'd sit outside all day noting registration numbers and busting each address.


The equipment can also be used to grow stuff like tomatoes and stuff...

Not that I would use it for that



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 09:17 AM
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One pissed off criminal that breaks in and finds a stash of tomatoes & peppers. First off any body that goes to a grow shop & buys their items is a damn idiot.
edit on 23-8-2016 by openyourmind1262 because: (no reason given)




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