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'Massive' cannabis farm worth £1.7m found in Birkenhead

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A man has been arrested after an industrial cannabis farm was found in a warehouse in Birkenhead.

Police raided the farm on Monday 18 November. They described the findings as "massive".

427
cannabis plans found
£1.7m
estimated annual yield

The Cannabis Dismantling Team attended and have seized all the plans an equipment.

A 32 year old was charged with cannabis production and will next appear for trial at Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday 17 December.

This is a massive find which has removed significant harm from the streets of Wirral and beyond. Such a set-up creates such a risk of fire and flood to neighbouring businesses, and organised crime is funded by such reckless enterprises.

– Matt Brown, Merseyside Police

Police say local people keeping their eyes out for signs of illegal drug production are they key to shutting illegal operations down.