Hundreds of cannabis plants found in Salford pub

Up to 2,000 cannabis plants have been seized by police from a disused pub in Salford.

Greater Manchester Police discovered the plants in the top floor of the three-storey building on Eccles New Road in Weaste.

Two men, aged 28 and 51, a 41-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of producing a controlled drug.

Sgt Stuart Maguire said the drugs had a street value of "thousands of pounds".

He said the investigation was in its "very early stages and the plants are still being recovered".

"However, our initial estimate is that we have recovered as many as 2,000 plants, which is a huge amount and shows we have effectively disrupted a very large criminal enterprise to distribute drugs within our communities.

"Many people view cannabis as a harmless drug; however, it is important to realise that people become addicted to it and then commit crime to fund their habit.

"Cannabis farms of this scale can produce so much drugs, so this seizure is another positive result in tackling the supply and distribution of drugs in Salford."

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