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Thousands of cannabis plants found in Birmingham

Cannabis plants at scene
Image caption Cannabis plants and equipment to help them grow were seized

More than 2,000 cannabis plants have been seized in a raid at a former pub in Birmingham.

The raid took place at the disused premises of the Racecourse pub on Bromford Drive, Bromford, on Friday evening, police said.

Two men and a 14-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation and immigration matters.

West Midlands Police said its new Drugs Investigation Team uncovered about 10 large-scale cannabis farms each week.

In the latest raid, which was sparked by a call from a member of the public, officers also recovered a large quantity of hydrophonic equipment which aids indoor plant growth, a spokesman added.

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