Five men were arrested after a cannabis farm was busted in the Childwall area.
The property in Taggart Avenue was raided by police yesterday morning (Tuesday, June 22).
Officers found a cannabis farm – consisting of 120 plants at various stages of growth – spread across two rooms, along with associated growing equipment.
Five men – two aged 20, two aged 25, and another aged 29 – all of no fixed address, were arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis, possession of criminal property, illegal entry to the United Kingdom and abstracting electricity.
They have been taken into custody for questioning.
Inspector Andrew Cunningham from the Matrix Priority Crime Team said: “This sizeable cannabis farm brought with it all the usual associated risks to the local community, namely fire, flood and the risk of violence and criminal exploitation.
“We sometimes see negative comments when removing cannabis farms to the effect of ‘what is the harm of cannabis?’ and asking why we bother with such work.
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“I want to assure people that we see the harm caused by cannabis and other drugs every day throughout Merseyside and are committed to reducing such risk.
“We see people being forced to grow cannabis by organised crime groups, to the consequences of violent fallouts connected to local supply, and serious health effects from its use.
“No law abiding person wants to live next door to such death-traps and we do all we can to remove cannabis farms and make our communities safer.
“Keep your eyes, ears and noses open to the signs that cannabis is being grown where you live and work and we will keep taking action. All information helps the work we do, so get in touch with us and we’ll act.”
If you have any information about suspected drug production in your area, please contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.