12/11/2013

Nine Arrested Over Merseyside Cannabis Factory

Two teenagers and seven adults are to be charged in connection with a £2 million 'cannabis factory' uncovered in a former Merseyside sports bar.

Some 2,000 cannabis plants were discovered in the former bar on Rice Lane, Fazakerly on Sunday. Nine people were arrested in connection with the find.

Two boys aged 15 and 16 are to be charged alongside a 35-year-old woman, and six men aged, 46, 38, 35, 28, 28 and 21

Det Ch Supt Paul Richardson said it was "a large and sophisticated cannabis factory containing thousands of plants across eleven growing rooms".

(MH/IT)

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