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Two held after 1,000 cannabis plants found in Leyton

Police have charged two men after finding about 1,000 cannabis plants growing on an industrial estate in east London.

Metropolitan police officers forced entry to premises in Argall Avenue, Leyton, on Tuesday evening.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of growing the plants and charged with cultivating a Class B drug.

Police said the plants could have netted a "vast amount of money" on sale on London's streets.

The men, aged 25 and 32, will also be questioned over potential immigration offences, said police.

Det Insp Colin Stephenson said: "We will continue to target those who wish to supply drugs to the streets of London and this seizure of 1,000 plants reinforces this message."

Police said the men would appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

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