Cannabis farm worth nearly £1m seized at 'disused' shop 

Officers discovered the cultivation within a property on Newmarket Street at around 4pm on Tuesday.

Cannabis farm worth nearly £1m seized at ‘disused’ shop in Ayr iStock

A cannabis cultivation with an estimated value of £920,000 has been recovered in Ayr.

Officers discovered the farm at a disused shop on Newmarket Street around 4pm on Tuesday.

Police said enquiries into the “significant” recovery are ongoing.

Sergeant Stuart Lawrie, of the Priority Policing Team in Ayr, said: “This was a very significant recovery which sends a clear message that the sale and distribution of drugs will not be tolerated in our community.

“It also underlines our commitment to the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce and the country’s Serious Organised Crime Strategy, and the determination of our officers to protect people from this harmful criminality.

“Information and support from members of the public is vital to our work and I would encourage anyone with concerns about drugs activity in their area to contact Police Scotland on 101. Alternatively you can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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