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Huge cannabis haul found in Wolverhampton factory unit worth £2.5m

By Liam Keen | Heath Town | Crime | Published:

Cannabis with a street value of more than £2.5 million was found after police raided a factory unit in Wolverhampton.

Police revealed the final total for the huge cannabis haul, as almost 2,800 plants were seized.

Heath Town and East Park police revealed on Twitter on Saturday that officers have stormed an industrial site in Wolverhampton.

Initially police believed the haul to be worth £500,000 but officers have now revised the figure upwards.

They broke through the back gates of a yard and used power tools to cut their way through a concealed entrance and into a brick building.

Once inside, officers found rows of plants packed into seven rooms under artificial lights.

Now, the same social media account has confirmed the final total of the haul, reaching 2749 plants, estimated to be worth £2.5 million.

It's not known whether anyone was arrested following the raid, and West Midlands Police has been contacted for comment.

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.

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