A huge cannabis farm with more than 2,000 plants spread over 13 rooms was discovered after police raided a warehouse.
At around 9.20am on Thursday, July 7, police carried out a targeted raid at a warehouse on Thomas Street in Birkenhead. Once inside officers found the plants and equipment spread over a number of rooms.
There were three arrests, one man at the scene, a further two were put in cuffs after a number of enquiries.
The men, aged 32, 29 and 19 and from Liscard, were arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis and abstracting electricity and remain in custody for questioning. The premises was made safe by the Cannabis Dismantling Team (CDT) and enquiries are ongoing.
Matt Brown, who leads the CDT : “This was a significant find of cannabis and equipment seized by our officers, which will make neighbouring properties and the local community a safer place to live. Setting up such large-scale cannabis farms and extracting electricity illegally in this manner poses a serious risk of fire and flooding to residents and businesses.
“Such organised operations also attract the risk of violent crime from drug supply. If you spot any signs that cannabis is being grown near where you live and work please let us know so that we can continue to take action.