16-Year-Old Boy Behind £1M Drug Stash At Disused Scottish Bingo Hall
With literally hundreds of empty bingo halls across the UK, it’s inevitable some will become targets for vandalism and graffiti. Criminals including a 16-year-old boy decided to set up a cannabis manufacturing organisation in one of Scotland’s disused bingo halls.
A sixteen-year-old boy and a man have been charged after Scottish police found a huge stash of cannabis worth potentially up to £1M in a disused bingo hall on Brown Street, Port Glasgow, Scotland.
Huge Street Value
The pair are to appear in court next week after the cannabis haul was discovered on the 4th of December. Its estimated street value is between, £600,000 to £1M.
The sixteen-year-old and his partner in crime have now been charged in connection with the drugs find, a police spokesperson said,
“At midday on Friday 4th December 2020, officers acting under a warrant, searched a disused bingo hall on Brown Street, Port Glasgow, and discovered cannabis cultivation with an estimated street value of a six-figure sum. A 40-year-old and a 16-year-old male youth, have been charged and expected to appear at Greenock Sheriff Court, Monday 7 December 2020.”
Buzz Bingo Employee Stole £95,000
In other news, Christopher France from Dewsbury, UK, stole £95,000 from Buzz Bingo in Bradford. France, who was an employee at Buzz Bingo was found guilty at Bradford’s magistrate court.
The 35-year-old stole the cash between January 13th and May 17th, 2019, France pleaded guilty to the offense and the court case was adjourned until December 2020.
Barrister Robin Frieze described his client as a man with ‘previous good character’, but Jonathan Sandiford QC said, “This is a very serious matter. It crosses the custody threshold”