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Man arrested after major cannabis factory raided in Wisbech

PUBLISHED: 13:06 18 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:06 18 September 2017

Up to 500 cannabis plants found at cannabis factory inside £130,000 detached house in Oakroyd Crescent, Wisbech. PHOTO: Seb Pearce

Up to 500 cannabis plants found at cannabis factory inside £130,000 detached house in Oakroyd Crescent, Wisbech. PHOTO: Seb Pearce

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A man has been arrested after a major cannabis factory was discovered in Wisbech.

Up to 500 cannabis plants found at cannabis factory inside £130,000 detached house in Oakroyd Crescent, Wisbech. PHOTO: Seb PearceUp to 500 cannabis plants found at cannabis factory inside £130,000 detached house in Oakroyd Crescent, Wisbech. PHOTO: Seb Pearce

Some 480 young plants were concealed in a modest semi in the town’s Oakroyd Crescent.

Police who raided the address said they could have produced up to £250,000 worth of the drug.

They described the set-up as highly professional, with CCTV cameras rugged up so the plants could be monitored remotely.

Plants of different ages were found growing in four rooms using a sophisticated hydroponic set-up containing fans and growing containers.

Up to 500 cannabis plants found at cannabis factory inside £130,000 detached house in Oakroyd Crescent, Wisbech. PHOTO: Seb Pearce Up to 500 cannabis plants found at cannabis factory inside £130,000 detached house in Oakroyd Crescent, Wisbech. PHOTO: Seb Pearce

Several rooms also contained black bin bags full of freshly-harvested cannabis, ready for sale.

No-one was detailed after officers swooped on the property on Friday.

But this morning a 49-year-old man from Wisbech was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis.

He remains in custody at the Police Investigation Centre in King’s Lynn.

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