Five arrested in pounds 15m drugs raid

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Five people were being questioned by police last night after a raid on an illegal drugs factory with the capacity to produce pounds 15m worth of amphetamine sulphate, or speed, every week.

Two separate laboratories were found at an isolated farm in Newton Flotman, near Norfolk - one to manufacture the drug's chemical ingredients and a second to make the drug itself. A spokesman for Scotland Yard said the equipment at the farm was capable of producing 600 kilos of pure amphetamine sulphate per week.

Four men and a woman, aged in their 40s and 50s, were arrested after police surrounded the farm early yesterday morning.