Cannabis plants worth around £850,000 seized from industrial premises

Officers discovered the cultivation during the search on Excelsior Street in Wishaw on October 19.

Cannabis plants worth £850,000 seized from industrial premises in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire iStock

An appeal has been launched after cannabis plants worth around £850,000 were recovered in North Lanarkshire.

Officers discovered the cultivation during a search of industrial premises on Wishaw’s Excelsior Street on October 19.

The discovery included large amounts of cannabis plants as well as herbal cannabis, estimated to be worth around £850,000.

Constable Harvie from the Divisional Alcohol Violence Reduction Unit said: “Our enquiries into this recovery are ongoing and I would urge anyone with information that could assist our investigation to contact us as soon as possible.

“We remain committed to disrupting the illicit supply of drugs in our communities and we will use every tool and resource at our disposal to remove these illegal substances from our streets.

“Information from the public is vital. If you have any information or concerns about drugs misuse or wider criminality in your area, please contact us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

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