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Three admit £3m cannabis charges

Three London men have pleaded guilty to charges relating to a drugs operation involving over £3m-worth of cannabis.

Shajahan Ali, 35, Moinul Islam, 35, and Ziahur Rahman, 25, admitted conspiracy to produce cannabis and conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.

An investigation by Surrey Police identified 27 properties that were being used as cannabis factories.

The men appeared before Guildford Crown Court, which remanded them in custody until sentencing on 29 November.

Surrey Police said Operation Lambda involved a number of police forces across the country and led to the discovery of the addresses which had been rented by the defendants.

Factories were identified in Surrey, Sussex, Thames Valley, London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Durham.

Rahman, is of Fray's Waye, Uxbridge, while Ali is formerly of Waterloo Road, Uxbridge, and Islam, is formerly of Derby Road, Uxbridge.

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