“Trafficked” woman faces deportation after being found at cannabis farm

A Vietnamese mother who claimed she had been “trafficked” into the UK is facing deportation after she admitted helping to grow nearly 300 cannabis plants at a house in Halifax.

Ut Tran, who speaks no English, was living in the lounge of the rented house in Glen Terrace, Savile Park, and sleeping on a mattress in what a judge described as “very meagre circumstances” when police officers went to the property in April.

After forcing an entry into the house the police found three bedrooms and a cellar had been coverted into a sophisticated cannabis-growing operation with smaller plants being grown in the “nursery” in the cellar.

Prosecutor Peter Byrne said 285 plants at different stages of growth were seized and the crop could have yielded cannabis with a street value of more than £70,000.

Tran, 36, has been in custody since her arrest in April and today it was...

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