Bathgate drugs bust: New pictures show raid on Indian restaurant as cops discover large cannabis farm

Cops raided a cannabis farm and seized plants worth thousands of pounds during a dramatic raid on a premises in West Lothian on Thursday – and we can now share new pictures from the scene.

By Gary Flockhart
Thursday, 12th May 2022, 9:21 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th May 2022, 9:54 pm

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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Naseeb Indian restaurant in Bathgate was raided by police, who discovered a large cannabis farm. Photo Lisa Ferguson.
Naseeb Indian restaurant in Bathgate was raided by police, who discovered a large cannabis farm. Photo Lisa Ferguson.
Naseeb Indian restaurant in Bathgate was raided by police, who discovered a large cannabis farm. Photo Lisa Ferguson.
Naseed Indian restaurant in Bathgate was raided by police, who found a large cannabis farm. Photo: Lisa Ferguson
Naseed Indian restaurant in Bathgate was raided by police, who found a large cannabis farm. Photo: Lisa Ferguson