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No honour among thieves

by Jane Hesketh

Leicestershire Police say the discovery of a Cannabis farm on a disused airfield in Melton Mowbray is one of their largest ever hauls.

Two thousand plants were being cultivated in a derelict factory and lorry container, with an estimated value of two hundred and fifty thousand pounds.

Police were tipped off by members of the public reporting suspicious activity. They believe a second criminal gang were spotted trying to steal the plants.

When they arrived at the site, they were able to follow a Hansel and Gretal type trail of cannabis leaves and debris, which led the directly to the factory containers.

Three men have been arrested.

Pictures inside the £2 million cannabis factory

Police say the factory holds an estimated street value of £3 million Credit: ITV Central

A cannabis factory with an estimated 3,000 plants has been discovered by police in Nottinghamshire.

Police say the factory was a high-tech, professional set-up Credit: ITV Central

No one was present in the factory when it was raided by police, no arrests have yet been made.

An estimated 3,000 plants were found inside the Nottinghamshire cannabis factory Credit: ITV Central

£2 Million cannabis factory discovered

A cannabis factory containing more than 3,000 plants has been discovered by Nottinghamshire Police.

The plants were found inside Langar Industrial Estate and estimated to have a street value of £2 million.

Officers discovered the plants around 3pm on Tuesday 6th November, the cannabis plants have since been removed.

“When officers entered the unit they were met with the sight of thousands of plants.

“It was very much a professional set-up that involved the use of high-tech lighting and watering equipment and paraphernalia.

“The plants are estimated to be worth millions of pounds and we have undoubtedly prevented a significant amount of drugs from reaching the streets of Nottingham.

– Sergeant Chris Jury

No arrests have been made in connection with the cannabis factory, police are appealing for witnesses.

£1.5 million of cannabis discovered

Police say the cannabis factory has around 3000 plants worth £1.5 million Credit: PA

Police have seized around £1.5 million worth of cannabis from a building in Nottinghamshire.

The cannabis factory, where there is thought to be in excess of 3,000 plants inside, was discovered after police obtained a search warrant for Alexandra House in Watnall Road, Hucknall, earlier this morning (Tuesday 16 October).

Two men were arrested and are due to be interviewed by officers today.

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