Cannabis farm uncovered would have seen crooks net £1.3 MILLION a year – Liverpool Echo

This is a cannabis farm uncovered in Birkenhead which would have netted crooks around £1.3 million a year.

In the early hours of yesterday morning police were called to Buxton Road over reports of “suspicious behaviour”.

On their arrival at 1.45am they entered a property and found 332 cannabis plants spread across two rooms – along with associated drugs equipment.

Merseyside Police’s specialist cannabis dismantling team the undertook the process of removing the plants and growing machinery.

Community policing Sergeant Kate Wilkinson said: “We were called to Buxton Road after reports of a group of males acting suspiciously in the street.

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“When we entered a property officers recovered over 330 cannabis plants which would have an estimated annual yield of over £1.3m.

“Equipment was also recovered and there was evidence that the electricity supply had been bypassed.

“Cannabis cultivation by criminal gangs can cause serious harm in our communities. Criminal groups involved in the cultivation of cannabis are usually involved in other serious organised crime and they often rent residential properties such as this.

Cannabis farm uncovered would have seen crooks net £1.3 MILLION a year

“Our communities can help us stop these groups, who are only interested in making money, from turning houses and flats into potential death traps. Nobody wants to live next door to these houses and we would ask that if you believe someone is using a property for this purpose, please tell us so we can take positive action and find those responsible for setting them up.

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“The people who set up these farms often tamper with the electricity meters to steal electricity, and there will

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