Police were stunned when they discovered a massive cannabis factory in CHICKEN barn.
Officers swooped on the poultry farm discovered around 3,100 plants being grown on an ‘industrial scale’.
The plants are thought to have a value of £1.5 million to the criminals – and in just one year could have earned them £5 million.
The bust was made when police raided chicken sheds at Three Angels Farm, in Ivetsey Road, South Staffordshire, on Tuesday, December 5.
Three men were detained at the site, in Wheaton Aston, while three other men were arrested after a search of the area supported by the National Police Air Service.
The men, aged between 17 and 44, are from the United Kingdom and Albania. All six were taken into custody at Watling police station.
Inspector Richard Meaden, South Staffordshire local policing commander, said: “The investigation is at an early stage, however we can confirm that approximately 3,100 cannabis plants were recovered. This estimated value of this crop is estimated to be worth £1.5 million pounds.
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“This is the largest and most sophisticated cannabis factory I’ve ever experienced and I am delighted we have been able to take such a large number of drugs off the streets.”
Staffordshire Police was also supported West Midlands Police Cannabis Disposal Team during the operation.