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Pictured: The £1m-a-year cannabis farm discovered in police raid

Pictured: The £1m-a-year cannabis farm discovered in police raid

These pictures offer a glimpse of a £1m-a-year cannabis farm busted in south Liverpool.

Police swooped on the Cressington property on Friday, discovering 268 plants alongside four large bags of the drug.

A man was taken to a police station for questioning after being arrested on suspicion of cannabis production.

Officers swooped on a home near the junction of Aigburth Road and Mayfield Road at around 9.30am.

A cannabis farm with a potential annual yield of just over £1m that was discovered in a home on Aigburth Road, Cressington. Image courtesy of Merseyside Police

A cannabis farm with a potential annual yield of just over £1m that was discovered in a home on Aigburth Road, Cressington. Image courtesy of Merseyside Police
A cannabis farm with a potential annual yield of just over £1m that was discovered in a home on Aigburth Road, Cressington. Image courtesy of Merseyside Police

The setup they discovered is thought to have been capable of producing cannabis valued at just over £1m every 12 months.

The house was split into five growing rooms and one crop-drying room.

Following the raid, cannabis dismantling team sergeant Gary Sorrell, from Merseyside Police, said: “This cannabis farm has been found on a busy road at the heart of the community in Cressington with shops and a hotel nearby and dozens of residents living in the immediate vicinity.

“Cannabis cultivation by criminal gangs can cause serious harm in our communities.

A cannabis farm with a potential annual yield of just over £1m that was discovered in a home on Aigburth Road, Cressington. Image courtesy of Merseyside Police
A cannabis farm with a potential annual yield of just over £1m that was discovered in a home on Aigburth Road, Cressington. Image courtesy of Merseyside Police

A cannabis farm with a potential annual yield of just over £1m that was discovered in a home on Aigburth Road, Cressington. Image courtesy of Merseyside Police
A cannabis farm with a potential annual yield of just over £1m that was discovered in a home on Aigburth Road, Cressington. Image courtesy of Merseyside Police

“Criminal groups involved in the cultivation of cannabis are usually involved in other serious organised crime and they often use residential properties and business premises which might otherwise appear normal.

“But there are key signs to look out for and our communities can help us stop these groups, who are only interested in making money, from turning houses like this one into potential death traps.

“Nobody wants to live next door to these places and we would ask that if you believe someone is using a property for this purpose, please tell us so we can take positive action and find those responsible for setting them up.”

*Anyone with any information about cannabis farms can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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