UK: Nearly 500 cannabis plants worth ‘£491k’ discovered by police in Blackpool

Over 490 cannabis plants worth an estimated £491k were found inside a property in Blackpool.

A total of 491 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £491,000 were discovered during a search of the property.

Officers also found the electricity supply had been bypassed, creating a substantial fire risk.

The cannabis factory was found inside an address in Lonsdale Road (Credit: Lancashire Police)

The cannabis factory was found inside an address in Lonsdale Road (Credit: Lancashire Police)

Police officers worked alongside Blackpool Council’s Public Protection Team to dismantle the factory today (Wednesday, January 19).

“As part of this, there will be an increased police presence in the area of Lonsdale Road with your local NPT providing reassurance and visibility,” a spokesman for Lancashire Police added.

https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/crime/nearly-500-cannabis-plants-worth-ps491k-discovered-by-police-in-blackpool-3534344

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