‘Biggest-ever’ cannabis factory uncovered on UK chicken farm
One of the biggest ever cannabis factories has been discovered on a chicken farm in the UK, it has been claimed.
More than 3,100 plants – believed to be worth approximately £1.5 million – were discovered in poultry barns at the farm, named the Three Angels Farm, located in Staffordshire, England.
Six men were arrested as part of a major police operation targeting the farm.
With the potential to grow three to four crops per year, it has been claimed that the farm could have earned £5 million every year.
The raid occured last Tuesday, December 5.
Watch this short video of the biggest cannabis factory we have ever discovered in Staffordshire. With plants worth up to £1.5m, the sheer scale of this operation is huge. https://t.co/4bY86OItVc pic.twitter.com/kdFzTJ8psUAdvertisement
— Staffordshire Police (@StaffsPolice) December 6, 2017
The six “farmers” who were arrested are believed to have been working there full-time and lived on-site.
The men, aged between 17 and 44 years, are from the UK and Albania.
Inspector Richard Meaden, South Staffordshire local policing commander, said: “The investigation is at an early stage, however we can confirm that approximately 3,100 cannabis plants were recovered. This estimated value of this crop is estimated to be worth £1.5 million.
“This is the largest and most sophisticated cannabis factory I’ve ever experienced and I am delighted we have been able to take such a large number of drugs off the streets.”