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    HIGH-DING PLACE Incredible photos show abandoned nuclear bunker turned into a £2MILLION-a-year weed farm as three men are jailed

    The 20-room Cold War building was originally built to protect key government officials in the event of a nuclear attack
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    By Paul Harper
    12th August 2017, 12:53 am
    Updated: 12th August 2017, 1:13 am

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    THREE crooks who ran a multi-million pound cannabis factory in an abandoned Cold War nuclear bunker were today caged for a combined total of 18 years.

    The Wiltshire factory – found during a midnight police raid in the former government property following a month of covert surveillance – was set to flood the streets with £2million worth of the drug each year.

    A police officer examines the nuclear blast doors at the bunker where three men ran a multi-million pound cannabis factory
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    A police officer examines the nuclear blast doors at the bunker where three men ran a multi-million pound cannabis factory

    Cops found more than 4,000 plants spread across 20 rooms at the abandoned Cold War bunker
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    Cops found more than 4,000 plants spread across 20 rooms at the abandoned Cold War bunker

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    Ross Winter, 30, was handed a five-year term for his role in the criminal enterprise

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    Martin Fillery, 45, who was caged for seven years, began the operation after being inspired by a screenplay he wrote

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    Plamen Nguyen, 27, is now facing five years behind bars for growing the Class B drug

    Officers found 4,425 cannabis plants in the bunker, spread across 20 rooms, as well as 6,500 “used” plants, with some crops already harvested and dried.

    Detective Inspector Simon Pope, of Wiltshire Police, called it an “enormous and sophisticated” operation, which was set to become “a highly profitable criminal enterprise”.

    Martin Fillery, 45, Plamen Nguyen, 27, and Ross Winter, 30, all admitted conspiring to produce the class B drug and abstracting electricity.

    Fillery, who also admitted money laundering, was jailed for eight years today at Salisbury Crown Court, Wilts, while Nguyen and Winter were handed five years each.

    The 20-room building was originally built in the 1980s by the Ministry of Defence, and designed to be impenetrable to anyone without a secret key in order to protect government officials and dignitaries in the event of a nuclear attack.

    In order to keep the factory up and running, the men had bypassed mains electricity into the site, subsequently illegally abstracting approximately £650,000 worth of electricity.

    Police had staked out the building in Wiltshire for nearly a month before raiding the property
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    Police had staked out the building in Wiltshire for nearly a month before raiding the property

    A staggering total of 6,500 used plants was uncovered by officers at the building - originally designed to house key officials in a nuclear attack
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    A staggering total of 6,500 used plants was uncovered by officers at the building – originally designed to house key officials in a nuclear attack

    Detective Inspector Simon Pope said: ‘This investigation has been a significant undertaking by Wiltshire Police into a highly profitable criminal enterprise and I am delighted all the hard work has paid off.’
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    Detective Inspector Simon Pope said: ‘This investigation has been a significant undertaking by Wiltshire Police into a highly profitable criminal enterprise and I am delighted all the hard work has paid off.’

    Cops staked out the RGHQ Chilmark bunker, near the village of Chilmark, Wilts, until the three men left the building.

    When they raided on February 22 this year they found three Vietnamese men “locked in” to a room in the bunker who “worked as gardeners”.

    A fourth Vietnamese man who hid from police in an air-shaft was arrested in a nearby village the following day.

    Three of the men have now been deported, and the fourth is appealing the deportation order, the court heard.

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    The 20-room compound had living quarters for the farm’s growers

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    The hidden away cannabis farm could produce £2million of product annually

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    The secure bunker was fitted with blast doors meaning cops had to ambush criminals

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    Abandoned military buildings at RGHQ Chilmark opposite the bunker

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    The idyllic village of Chilmark seemed an unusual place for a criminal enterprise

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    Three men jailed for turning nuclear bunker into £2m-a-year cannabis factory

    The decommissioned bunker in Chilmark, Wiltshire, was producing the drug on an "industrial scale", Salisbury Crown Court heard.

    22:53, UK, Friday 11 August 2017
    The RGHQ Chilmark site is disused but still has its nuclear blast doors
    Image: Police say they found thousands of plants inside the bunker

    Three men have been jailed for turning a nuclear bunker into the "largest cannabis factory to be found in the south of England", capable of producing £2 million worth of the drug each year.

    Martin Fillery, 46, Plamen Nguyen, 27, and Ross Winter, 31, admitted conspiracy to produce class B drugs and abstracting electricity at the RGHQ (Regional General Headquarters) Chilmark, Wiltshire.

    Fillery was jailed for eight years, while Winter and Nguyen were each sentenced to five years in prison.
    Martin Fillery, one of three men jailed over a cannabis factory set up in a disused nuclear bunker in Wiltshire. Plamen Nguyen and Ross Winter were also jailed.
    Image: Martin Fillery was said to have a 'leading role'

    Sentencing them at Salisbury Crown Court, Judge Keith Cutler said: "Each of you has played a part in what amounts to one of the most serious crimes that this area has seen for a long while.

    "Chilmark is essentially an English village, picture book beauty. It's also the spiritual home for Wiltshire as Salisbury Cathedral is built from Chilmark stone.

    "In return you in your own way have decided to use this large nuclear bunker to carry out the production on an industrial scale of cannabis."
    Police say they found thousands of plants inside the bunker
    Image: The bunker was designed for Army VIPs

    The farm was capable of producing £2m worth of cannabis each year, the court heard.

    The area had been "built and designed as a nuclear bunker to be used by important personnel coming from the Army headquarters in the event of a nuclear war," said Charles Thomas, prosecuting.

    The building was decommissioned in the 1990s.

    According to Mr Thomas, Fillery leased the building in 2013 and originally used it as a storage facility for his business selling movie and TV memorabilia.

    But in February, following a tip-off by a delivery driver who reported a cannabis smell, police found 4,425 plants at all stages of production.
    Ross Winter, along with Plamen Nguyen and Martin Fillery, has been jailed over a cannabis factory set up in a nuclear bunker in Wiltshire
    Image: Ross Winter provided transport for the gang, the court heard
    Plamen Nguyen, along with Ross Winter and Martin Fillery, has been jailed over a cannabis factory set up in a nuclear bunker in Wiltshire
    Image: Plamen Nguyen was said to have acted as a liaison to men employed as gardeners

    They also found 6,500 dead used plants with a total value of £1.25m.

    Mr Thomas said that about 20kg of harvested and dried cannabis was also found, with a value of about £99,000.

    "That puts the enterprise in category A of the guidelines as a production of cannabis on an industrial scale," he said.

    Fillery, of Ashcott, Bridgwater, Somerset, was also found in possession of criminal property - movie memorabilia worth £1m - at his home.
    The 'enormous' cannabis farm found in an underground Wiltshire bunker
    Image: The judge called the operation the 'largest cannabis factory in the south of England'

    Fillery had a "leading role", according to the prosecutor, while Winter, of Maytree Avenue, Bristol, provided transport and Nguyen, of Horfield, Bristol, acted as a liaison.

    Wiltshire Police dropped charges of modern slavery - stemming from the presence in the farm of four Vietnamese men employed as gardeners - due to a lack of evidence.
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