Cannabis plants seized from Plymouth 'drugs factory'

Seized cannabis plants
Image caption The drugs were bagged and removed after the discovery

About 700 cannabis plants have been seized by police from a suspected drugs factory in Plymouth.

The plants, which have an estimated street value of about £300,000, were found in a rented house in the Stoke area.

The drugs were removed as part of the investigation into what police said was a "highly sophisticated operation".

A Vietnamese gang was believed to be behind the factory, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

Det Con Jason Bryant, of Devon and Cornwall Police, described the find as a "professional set up" which was cultivating a "substantial number of plants".

He said: "We had lots of lighting equipment and ventilation systems running throughout the house."

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