That Hoang jailed after £500k cannabis factory discovered in Southampton

Daily Echo: That Hoang That Hoang

RESIDENTS in a quiet suburban neighbourhood discovered they had a cannabis factory in their midst containing 609 plants after hearing a series of explosions.

Illegal immigrant That Hoang was then seen by a neighbour fleeing with a woman before pointing his fingers in a gun shape at the direction of a house in Warren Avenue, Shirley Warren, Southampton Crown Court heard.

It transpired Hoang, pictured right, thought the house where he was growing drugs was being attacked after hearing the seven loud bangs.

Prosecutor Matthew Lawson said: “He looked panicked and scared and carried on running.

“Police were called and when they arrived they went looking for two people. When they saw the defendant they called for him to stop and identify himself.

“But the defendant tried to run from them. He was eventually detained.”

When his home was examined on the same day, on June 18, it was found to contain a cannabis factory with plants in various stages of growth.

It is estimated the operation could have produced up to 51kg of the drug with a potential street value of nearly £500,000.

During interview, Hoang said he had travelled illegally to the UK from Vietnam and worked growing cannabis to pay off debts.

Hoang, 26, of no fixed address, admitted cannabis cultivation.

Barnaby Shaw, defending, said his client was working for organised criminals based in Vietnam but was low down the chain and was merely paying off money he owed.

He added: “He was fleeing the house as it appeared to be under attack. “ Sentencing Hoang to three years, Judge Gary Burrell said: “It would seem you travelled to the UK illegally and at some stage you agreed to farm cannabis for others.

“You say you had debts to pay but I am afraid that is no excuse.

“Your role is not easy to ascertain but the quantities of cannabis was significant and you must have some understanding of the operation.

“In addition you were motivated by financial reward.”

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11:02am Tue 31 Dec 13

sarfhamton says...

Seems expensive, i work that out to be £34 for a Eighth.
Seems expensive, i work that out to be £34 for a Eighth. sarfhamton

11:02am Tue 31 Dec 13

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

The Warren QUIET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not in our lifetime ECHO
The Warren QUIET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not in our lifetime ECHO SPIKEISLANDTRADER

11:03am Tue 31 Dec 13

issacchunt says...

"That Hoang", bit disrespectful. How about This Hoang.
"That Hoang", bit disrespectful. How about This Hoang. issacchunt

11:09am Tue 31 Dec 13

Buntylicious says...

Why should the British taxpayer pay to keep him in a cushy jail for three years (er sorry, probably 18 months)? Just deport him.
Why should the British taxpayer pay to keep him in a cushy jail for three years (er sorry, probably 18 months)? Just deport him. Buntylicious

11:34am Tue 31 Dec 13

crazyoldman says...

Buntylicious wrote:
Why should the British taxpayer pay to keep him in a cushy jail for three years (er sorry, probably 18 months)? Just deport him.
To Bulgaria.
[quote][p][bold]Buntylicious[/bold] wrote: Why should the British taxpayer pay to keep him in a cushy jail for three years (er sorry, probably 18 months)? Just deport him.[/p][/quote]To Bulgaria. crazyoldman

12:05pm Tue 31 Dec 13

mickey01 says...

SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
The Warren QUIET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not in our lifetime ECHO
quite
whenever has shirley warren been a quiet neihbourhood
[quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: The Warren QUIET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not in our lifetime ECHO[/p][/quote]quite whenever has shirley warren been a quiet neihbourhood mickey01

12:22pm Tue 31 Dec 13

sarfhamton says...

crazyoldman wrote:
Buntylicious wrote:
Why should the British taxpayer pay to keep him in a cushy jail for three years (er sorry, probably 18 months)? Just deport him.
To Bulgaria.
Doubt he is the man behind the operation, brought over and made to take the risks
[quote][p][bold]crazyoldman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buntylicious[/bold] wrote: Why should the British taxpayer pay to keep him in a cushy jail for three years (er sorry, probably 18 months)? Just deport him.[/p][/quote]To Bulgaria.[/p][/quote]Doubt he is the man behind the operation, brought over and made to take the risks sarfhamton

12:40pm Tue 31 Dec 13

issacchunt says...

Buntylicious wrote:
Why should the British taxpayer pay to keep him in a cushy jail for three years (er sorry, probably 18 months)? Just deport him.
12 months tops, then some legal aid grabbing solicitor will make a fortune appealing his human rights to avoid deportation. Endless relentless circle.
[quote][p][bold]Buntylicious[/bold] wrote: Why should the British taxpayer pay to keep him in a cushy jail for three years (er sorry, probably 18 months)? Just deport him.[/p][/quote]12 months tops, then some legal aid grabbing solicitor will make a fortune appealing his human rights to avoid deportation. Endless relentless circle. issacchunt

12:42pm Tue 31 Dec 13

peenut81 says...

sarfhamton wrote:
Seems expensive, i work that out to be £34 for a Eighth.
£10 a gram is the norm these days unless you buy in bulk,
[quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: Seems expensive, i work that out to be £34 for a Eighth.[/p][/quote]£10 a gram is the norm these days unless you buy in bulk, peenut81

2:52pm Tue 31 Dec 13

southy says...

sarfhamton wrote:
crazyoldman wrote:
Buntylicious wrote:
Why should the British taxpayer pay to keep him in a cushy jail for three years (er sorry, probably 18 months)? Just deport him.
To Bulgaria.
Doubt he is the man behind the operation, brought over and made to take the risks
very true he just a gardener for a large criminal organisation, people traffickers that wraps around the world in the capitalist system, the worse of these people traffickers are here in the EU
[quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crazyoldman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buntylicious[/bold] wrote: Why should the British taxpayer pay to keep him in a cushy jail for three years (er sorry, probably 18 months)? Just deport him.[/p][/quote]To Bulgaria.[/p][/quote]Doubt he is the man behind the operation, brought over and made to take the risks[/p][/quote]very true he just a gardener for a large criminal organisation, people traffickers that wraps around the world in the capitalist system, the worse of these people traffickers are here in the EU southy

3:00pm Tue 31 Dec 13

sarfhamton says...

southy wrote:
sarfhamton wrote:
crazyoldman wrote:
Buntylicious wrote:
Why should the British taxpayer pay to keep him in a cushy jail for three years (er sorry, probably 18 months)? Just deport him.
To Bulgaria.
Doubt he is the man behind the operation, brought over and made to take the risks
very true he just a gardener for a large criminal organisation, people traffickers that wraps around the world in the capitalist system, the worse of these people traffickers are here in the EU
and the people that buy the stuff are making it all happen
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crazyoldman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buntylicious[/bold] wrote: Why should the British taxpayer pay to keep him in a cushy jail for three years (er sorry, probably 18 months)? Just deport him.[/p][/quote]To Bulgaria.[/p][/quote]Doubt he is the man behind the operation, brought over and made to take the risks[/p][/quote]very true he just a gardener for a large criminal organisation, people traffickers that wraps around the world in the capitalist system, the worse of these people traffickers are here in the EU[/p][/quote]and the people that buy the stuff are making it all happen sarfhamton

4:46pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Charlie Bucket says...

southy wrote:
sarfhamton wrote:
crazyoldman wrote:
Buntylicious wrote:
Why should the British taxpayer pay to keep him in a cushy jail for three years (er sorry, probably 18 months)? Just deport him.
To Bulgaria.
Doubt he is the man behind the operation, brought over and made to take the risks
very true he just a gardener for a large criminal organisation, people traffickers that wraps around the world in the capitalist system, the worse of these people traffickers are here in the EU
You're a moron. Stop dragging every story into your little anti-capitalist world.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crazyoldman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buntylicious[/bold] wrote: Why should the British taxpayer pay to keep him in a cushy jail for three years (er sorry, probably 18 months)? Just deport him.[/p][/quote]To Bulgaria.[/p][/quote]Doubt he is the man behind the operation, brought over and made to take the risks[/p][/quote]very true he just a gardener for a large criminal organisation, people traffickers that wraps around the world in the capitalist system, the worse of these people traffickers are here in the EU[/p][/quote]You're a moron. Stop dragging every story into your little anti-capitalist world. Charlie Bucket

6:14pm Tue 31 Dec 13

crazyoldman says...

If this is a privately owned house and not council, it must be possible to find out who the owner is and they must be guilty of a criminal offence in allowing the property to be used for this purpose. It surely cannot be a council house unless the tenants have sub let it to this vietnamese person or his masters. This is another one of those stories where we never get to know all the facts unfortunately.
If this is a privately owned house and not council, it must be possible to find out who the owner is and they must be guilty of a criminal offence in allowing the property to be used for this purpose. It surely cannot be a council house unless the tenants have sub let it to this vietnamese person or his masters. This is another one of those stories where we never get to know all the facts unfortunately. crazyoldman

6:35pm Tue 31 Dec 13

nicko says...

they wont deport him ,we have a spineless government, too afraid of upsetting someone.
they wont deport him ,we have a spineless government, too afraid of upsetting someone. nicko

7:03pm Tue 31 Dec 13

hantslass says...

Punishment for their crime is a lot harder in their own country hence the reason to fulfill their criminal activities in this soft country seems like crime in this dumping ground of a country does pay
Punishment for their crime is a lot harder in their own country hence the reason to fulfill their criminal activities in this soft country seems like crime in this dumping ground of a country does pay hantslass

12:24am Wed 1 Jan 14

beiroot says...

hantslass wrote:
Punishment for their crime is a lot harder in their own country hence the reason to fulfill their criminal activities in this soft country seems like crime in this dumping ground of a country does pay
You can add "soft on crime" to the numerous other benefits that are on offer.
[quote][p][bold]hantslass[/bold] wrote: Punishment for their crime is a lot harder in their own country hence the reason to fulfill their criminal activities in this soft country seems like crime in this dumping ground of a country does pay[/p][/quote]You can add "soft on crime" to the numerous other benefits that are on offer. beiroot

12:26am Wed 1 Jan 14

beiroot says...

hantslass wrote:
Punishment for their crime is a lot harder in their own country hence the reason to fulfill their criminal activities in this soft country seems like crime in this dumping ground of a country does pay
You can add "soft on crime" to the numerous other benefits that are on offer.
[quote][p][bold]hantslass[/bold] wrote: Punishment for their crime is a lot harder in their own country hence the reason to fulfill their criminal activities in this soft country seems like crime in this dumping ground of a country does pay[/p][/quote]You can add "soft on crime" to the numerous other benefits that are on offer. beiroot

11:38am Wed 1 Jan 14

100%HANTSBOY says...

nicko wrote:
they wont deport him ,we have a spineless government, too afraid of upsetting someone.
Not true.....the Government upset millions of us everyday!
[quote][p][bold]nicko[/bold] wrote: they wont deport him ,we have a spineless government, too afraid of upsetting someone.[/p][/quote]Not true.....the Government upset millions of us everyday! 100%HANTSBOY

10:14pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Reality-man says...

peenut81 wrote:
sarfhamton wrote:
Seems expensive, i work that out to be £34 for a Eighth.
£10 a gram is the norm these days unless you buy in bulk,
So i've heard. Glad I gave it up 5 years ago. I was paying £70 on the half back then
[quote][p][bold]peenut81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: Seems expensive, i work that out to be £34 for a Eighth.[/p][/quote]£10 a gram is the norm these days unless you buy in bulk,[/p][/quote]So i've heard. Glad I gave it up 5 years ago. I was paying £70 on the half back then Reality-man

6:38pm Sat 4 Jan 14

hantslass says...

Did i read right , he and his accomplice , came here as illegals as they owed a debt in their country , but they paid a lorry driver from italy 24,000$ to bring them here. can you believe the crap these riff raff come up with. go back home we dont want any more wasters in this country we have too many now! lots of countries must be greatly improved now they got rid of the rubbish from their countries WE HAVE GOT THEM soft touch britain
Did i read right , he and his accomplice , came here as illegals as they owed a debt in their country , but they paid a lorry driver from italy 24,000$ to bring them here. can you believe the crap these riff raff come up with. go back home we dont want any more wasters in this country we have too many now! lots of countries must be greatly improved now they got rid of the rubbish from their countries WE HAVE GOT THEM soft touch britain hantslass

2:59pm Sun 5 Jan 14

kalebmoleturd says...

Not a bad business investment.24k for transportation to a ready made market.a few quite for equipment .knock out a few million pound s of weed until you get caught spend 15 months in Nick make some more contacts get educated in the way of the British legal system .And then wait for deportation .which Nick Clegg will waive.result better than buying a propper busines
Not a bad business investment.24k for transportation to a ready made market.a few quite for equipment .knock out a few million pound s of weed until you get caught spend 15 months in Nick make some more contacts get educated in the way of the British legal system .And then wait for deportation .which Nick Clegg will waive.result better than buying a propper busines kalebmoleturd

1:55am Thu 23 Jan 14

Dr Martin says...

Still glad he was jailed though
Still glad he was jailed though Dr Martin

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