Bathgate drugs bust: Man arrested as police raid Indian restaurant in town centre and discover large cannabis farm

Police raided a cannabis farm and seized plants worth thousands of pounds during a dramatic raid on a premises in West Lothian on Thursday.

By Gary Flockhart
Thursday, 12th May 2022, 6:22 pm
Updated Friday, 13th May 2022, 10:19 am

In an afternoon swoop on Naseeb Indian Restaurant, situated on George Place in Bathgate, uniformed officers were seen loading several packages into the back of a police van.

Each plant can return a 'harvest' worth up to £3,000 a year, and eyewitnesses at the scene spoke of a strong smell of cannabis.

In a statement on Thursday evening, Police Scotland said: “Officers are currently in attendance at a cannabis cultivation site in George Street.

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“One man has been arrested and officers remain at the scene. Enquiries are continuing.”

It is believed the restaurant has been closed for several years.

More to follow.

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Police raided a premises on George Place, Bathgate, on Thursday afternoon. Photo: Lisa Ferguson.