Lancashire’s largest-ever cannabis farm has been found and seized by police, while three men have also been arrested.
Lancashire Police announced this morning, three men have been arrested after thousands of plants were discovered in Darwen.
Authorities believe the haul of cannabis plants would be worth millions of pounds.
The farm was discovered yesterday morning (October 8th) around 10am, in a unit at the Apex Trading Estate, Lower Eccleshill, Darwen.
A police spokesman said, “We will continue to target those taking part in this illegal activity and will act on information passed to us to disrupt and ultimately prevent those involved in the drugs trade from operating on our streets.
“Cannabis can have lasting physical and mental health effects on users as well as having a negative effect on our communities and fuelling other crime and we are determined to tackle that.
“We need the public to continue to work with us to help us tackle drug crime by informing us of any suspicious activity.
“Anyone with information or concerns should call 101.”
Two men aged 24 and one aged 31 were arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and remain in custody.