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Over 2,000 cannabis plants in old Royal Mail office

More than 2,000 cannabis plants - worth more than £600,000 on the street - were discovered in a police raid on an old Royal Mail sorting office in Herefordshire.

Police today said it was the biggest cannabis factory ever discovered in the county.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of producing the Class B drug.

Over 2,000 plants were found at various stages of development
Over 2,000 plants were found at various stages of development Credit: West Mercia Police

A total of 2,180 cannabis plants plus growing equipment were seized by the officers, who executed the warrant in Bromyard.

The raid was carried out after passers-by reported a strong smell of cannabis.

The old Royal Mail sorting office where the plants were being cultivated
The old Royal Mail sorting office where the plants were being grown Credit: West Mercia Police

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