Merseyside is home to one of the UK's only specialist units trained specifically to dismantle cannabis farms.
Granada Reports has been given exclusive access to the team, which last year seized cannabis with a street value of £25million and bust one farm a day on average.
Matthew Brown is part of Merseyside Police's Cannabis Dismantling team.
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A massive cannabis farm has been found at the former Cheshire county mansion, Daresbury Hall.
Six hundred plants, with an estimated street value for almost £750,000, were discovered in an annex at the estate in Runcorn after Cheshire Police were alerted through 'local intelligence'.
The force said inquiries are continuing as asked anyone with information to contact them on 101.
"This was a significant find and fortunately we have been able to put a stop to it."
Police in the region have launched a campaign to tackle the increasing menace of cannabis farms.
The initiative is intended to drum home the dangers of growing the illegal drug.
And firefighters in Merseyside came up with an explosive idea to get the message across.
Ann O'Connor has the details:-
A cannabis farm seized at a house on Merseyside has been set alight by firefighters.
It's to highlight the risk of growing cannabis in secret.
The emergency services say it overloads electricity circuits and by passes other safety measures.