A massive cannabis farm was discovered in an industrial area, which took police two days to search through.
A gigantic cannabis farm was uncovered in an industrial area and was so large that authorities had to remove it in two days.
Following the execution of a warrant, police discovered over 400 plants in the Brookfield Drive complex in Fazakerley on Wednesday evening.
Officers initially discovered 144 plants spread across five rooms, along with accompanying growing equipment, on the industrial park at the Wareing Road intersection.
However, after more investigation, a hidden entrance and a total of 270 plants spread across five rooms were discovered.
There have been no arrests.
The search for the perpetrators is now underway.
The cannabis complex was not valued by the police, but insiders believe it was worth hundreds of thousands of pounds to the criminals.
“We initially recovered a large number of plants from five growing rooms,” said Matt Brown of Merseyside Police’s Cannabis Dismantling Team. “However, when a further search was carried out, an entrance concealed by a cupboard was discovered, inside which a further five rooms and 277 plants were recovered.”
“Those unfortunate enough to live or work near a cannabis growing facility face significant risks, including fire and floods, as well as serious and organized criminality.
“We are now doing additional investigations to learn more about the situation. Please contact us or phone Crimestoppers with any information you have about this event, or the production or supply of narcotics in your area, so we can take action.”
Strange odors and sounds, frequent and varied visitors to a property, often at unusual times, gardening equipment being brought into a property, such as plant pots, fertiliser, fans, and industrial lighting, and windows sealed and covered or the curtains have all been identified as key signs of secret cannabis farms by police. The summary comes to a close.