A [U.K.] police crackdown on cannabis factories run by Vietnamese drug barons has been scrapped after officers were warned their actions might be “racist”.
Officers have identified a burgeoning industry which typically operates out of anonymous rented houses in the suburbs and shires. They had planned to write to property landlords warning them to look out for suspicious tenancy applications.
But it is understood at least one [police] force has been found to be in breach of the Race Relations Act after specifically referring to Vietnamese nationals in its letters.
The development has infuriated detectives seeking to break the stranglehold of Vietnamese barons, who control 75% of UK production of cannabis.
Senior police sources confirmed there has been an “explosion” in Vietnamese-run cannabis factories over the past year. Often the whole house will be given over to cultivation of the drug with a small living area reserved for the “gardener”…
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