Lancashire

Two men arrested over Morecambe drugs factory

About 1,000 plants were found at a property in Morecambe
Image caption Police said the production of the cannabis plants was "very sophisticated and organised"

About 1,000 plants with an estimated street value of £400,000 have been seized after a cannabis factory was found in an empty house in Lancashire.

Police were called to a property on Alexandra Road in Morecambe just before midnight on Monday following a report of a break-in.

A number of discarded cannabis plants were found outside the premises.

Inside, officers discovered a large-scale cannabis production set-up on all five floors.

Two men, aged 20 and 28, were arrested over suspected drugs offences. Both are in police custody.

Insp Dave Vickers, from Lancashire Police, said: "This is a significant seizure of cannabis plants from what appears to be a very organised and sophisticated production system.

"The seizure of these plants, along with equipment being used to grow them, will prevent a large amount of drugs from reaching our streets."

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