500 cannabis plants discovered in city centre drug factory

Police have discovered a secret cannabis factory growing 500 plants worth around £300,000 in the heart of the city, just 100 metres away from New Street Station, and a short walk from the Mailbox in Birmingham.
The smell of cannabis led police to search a vacant shop in Lower Seven Street where they discovered six large foil-lined tents, each containing approximately 80 mature cannabis plants warmed by a sophisticated hydroponic growing system.
Police say the electrics in the building had been tampered with to fuel the set-up and were so dangerous that specialist electricians had to disconnect the power supply to make the building safe.


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