Two cousins who were involved in two cannabis factories in Lowestoft will be sentenced on Monday. 

Police who raided the Drill Hall in Arnold Street in the town in April found 237 plants and a further 107 plants were found in a four-bedroom house in Jasmine Green, Lowestoft, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Before the court on Thursday (July 6) was Adolf Ndreca, 29, of St Peters Street, Lowestoft, and Kol Ndreca, 31, of Jasmine Green, Lowestoft.

They both admitted being concerned in the production of cannabis between May 2022 and April this year.

Recorder Richard Conley adjourned sentence until Monday ( July 10) and warned the defendants that custody was the most likely outcome.

Simon Gladwell, prosecuting said Adolf Ndreca owned a car cleaning business in Kessingland and had purchased hydroponic equipment costing £9,500 for the cannabis factories.

He had also set up tenancy agreements for the properties and had paid council tax.

He said that Kol Ndreca was an illegal immigrant but Adolf Ndeca was in the country legally.

The court heard that a man who was involved in the cannabis production in Arnold Street had been jailed for 35 weeks at an earlier hearing.

Steven Dyble for Adolf Ndreca, who has no previous convictions, said the case involved 350 plants and couldn’t be described as an industrial size operation.

He said his client was performing a management function but wasn’t at the forefront of the enterprise.

He said if he was at the "top of the pile" he would have had trappings of wealth such as an expensive house, car, or jewellery which he didn't have.

Richard Kelly for Kol Ndreca said his client had no previous convictions and was a gardener acting under instruction.

He said he had come to the UK because he wanted to earn money for his family in Albania and to pay for his six-year-old to have heart surgery.