Humberside

Scunthorpe cannabis farm worth £4m uncovered

The cannabis plants
Image caption Police said the plants were discovered at the unit in Scunthorpe on Monday

More than 15,000 cannabis plants with a street value estimated up to £4m have been found at an industrial unit in North Lincolnshire.

Three men charged over the discovery of the 15,000 plants in Park Farm Road, Scunthorpe, may have been victims of human trafficking, police said.

The men were charged with producing a controlled drug and are due at Grimsby Magistrates' Court later.

Police said the case had been referred to the National Crime Agency.

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Image caption Three men have been charged in connection with the find
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Image caption Along with the plants, officers seized various equipment

Humberside Police said the plants - found on on Monday - had been in various stages of cultivation.

Along with the equipment, the plants have been removed for destruction, the force said.

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