Suffolk

Long Melford cannabis factory: 18-year-old faces deportation

Hung Tran and a cannabis plant Image copyright Suffolk Police/PA
Image caption Hung Tran was arrested when police found 1,300 cannabis plants in the property in Long Melford

A Vietnamese national, who helped produce 1,300 cannabis plants at a property in Suffolk, has been jailed and faces deportation.

Hung Tran, 18, of Long Melford was arrested in June after police found the drug-growing operation at a property on Withindale Lane in the village.

He admitted the offence and was jailed for two years at Ipswich Crown Court.

Tran was told he will face automatic deportation at the end of his prison sentence.

Hoc Nguyen, 18, admitted producing cannabis at the same premises and was sentenced to eight months in a young offenders institution when he appeared at Ipswich Crown Court in July.

A third defendant, Dung Hoang, 23, also of Long Melford, had the same charge against her dropped last year after the prosecution offered no evidence.

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