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.