There have been many bingo hall closures over the last year. More often than not old bingo halls get turned into accommodation. However, every now and again there is a use for old bingo which raises a few eyebrows.
This week, police discovered a drugs stash worth up to £1million in an old abandoned bingo hall in Inverclyde in Scotland.
Two men, one aged 40 and the other just 16, have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences after police seized the cultivation in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, on Friday. The police have said that the street value of the cannabis and the growing equipment was between £600,000 and £1 million.
Area Commander Chief Inspector Cameron told the DailyRecord:
“This is an excellent example of our on-going commitment to dismantle the illegal drug trade here in Inverclyde, we made a commitment to tackle this illegal drug trade and are fully committed to bringing those responsible to justice “.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman confirmed:
“Around midday on Friday, December 4, officers, acting under warrant, searched a disused bingo hall on Brown Street, Port Glasgow, and discovered a cannabis cultivation with an estimated street value of a six-figure sum.”
Second Bingo Hall in 18 Months Used for Cannabis Growing
This is the second time that an abandoned bingo hall has been used for growing cannnabis.
In June 2019, Police found an active cannnabis farm at the old gala bingo hall in Kettering.
On that occassion, Northampton Police seized more than 2000 cannabis plants valued at nearly £3million.