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Five men have been released on bail after a large-scale cannabis farm was discovered in an industrial unit in Rochdale.
Police discovered around 5,000 suspected cannabis plants on Mitchell Hey Mill, College Road, after information received from an Electricity North West engineer.
The plants were found in around 20 rooms inside the building when officers attended at about 12.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 27 April 2021).
Officers remain on scene and the plants will be sent off for analysis.
Detective Inspector Matthew Hamer, from GMP's Rochdale CID, said: "This is a significant find and takes a substantial quantity of drugs off the street.
"We appeal anyone who has information or saw anything suspicious to call police on 0161 856 8576, quoting 1258 of 27/04/21."
Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the Greater Manchester Police website, www.gmp.police.uk.
Vincent Cranny, Electricity North West’s area operations manager for Greater Manchester, added: “We will continue to work with Greater Manchester Police and assist with any enquiries.”
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