Glasgow & West Scotland

Police find 800 cannabis plants at Ibrox flat

A large-scale cannabis farm worth an estimated £250,000 has been discovered by police in Glasgow.

Officers found more than 800 plants when they raided a Copland Road flat in the Ibrox area of the city.

The swoop, which took place at about 1800 BST on Saturday, came after reports of suspicious activity at the property.

Strathclyde Police said inquiries were being carried out to trace those involved.

Det Insp Pat Campbell said: "The discovery of the cultivation site within this property illustrates once again that this type of criminality is happening on people's doorsteps.

"We will continue to work alongside the Serious Organised Crime Agency and other Scottish forces to disrupt this activity whenever we can and to prevent such drugs from making their way onto our streets."

The force said cannabis cultivations posed a potentially lethal fire risk and asked the public to look out for the tell-tale signs which could point to a factory being in their area.

Those signs include the windows of a property being permanently covered from the inside, people visiting the premises at unusual times and a pungent smell coming from the building.

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