Two million pounds worth of cannabis goes up in smoke

West Midlands Police has released a video that shows around £2m worth of cannabis being incinerated, after seizing thousands of plants across the county.

Several tonnes of cannabis were loaded into a van at a secret location and taken to an incinerator for destroying.

Mike Hall, a member of the Cannabis Disposal Team, says the energy generated by burning the plants is turned into energy, so criminals are inadvertently powering homes and factories.