BREAKING NEWS: Cannabis factory worth £1.5 million discovered

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A CANNABIS factory worth around £1.5 million has been unearthed in a Hucknall building.

Police made the discovery after carrying out a search warrant at Alexandra House on Watnall Road, earlier this morning (Tuesday October 16).

It is thought there are in excess of 3,000 plants inside, which have an estimated street value of around £1.5 million.

Two men have been arrested and will be interviewed today.

Hucknall’s police chief, Insp Nick Butler, said: “Police discovered a sophisticated set-up inside with thousands of plants and hydroponic systems.

“Officers will remain at the scene today while the plants are recovered and it could take us days to dismantle everything.

”Police will act on any information about local criminality and I urge anyone with information about crime happening where they live to get in touch.”

Contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you have any information about crime.

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