Cannabis factory believed to be worth £3.5 million discovered in Avonmouth by police

The cannabis plants seized by Avon and Somerset Police on 17 October Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Cannabis plants worth an estimated £3.5 million have been seized in Avonmouth.

Avon and Somerset Police visited an industrial unit in the Burcott Road area of the town and found a significant quantity of cannabis plants on Monday 17 October.

Police say the street value of the plants is approximately £3.5 million. They say enquiries to identify those responsible for the production of the class B drug are ongoing.

The estimated street value of the plants is £3.5million Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Inspector Steve Davey said: “Since the discovery of these cannabis plants work has taken place to remove them and make sure the area is safe.

“A criminal investigation is underway to ascertain who was responsible for this large and seemingly professional illegal operation.

A police probe into those responsible for the cannabis plants is ongoing Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

“We would like to take the opportunity to ask the public to report any suspicious activity around industrial units or abandoned businesses that may be being used for criminal activity, such as has been the case in Avonmouth over a significant period of time.”

Anyone with information that could help our investigation is asked to call 101 and give reference number 5222249859.

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