Three men arrested after police find cannabis factory in Occold, near Eye

Cannabis factory in Occold

Cannabis factory in Occold - Credit: Mark Hicks(Suffolk Constabulary)

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of cannabis production after police uncovered a large cannabis factory in Occold.

The Suffolk drugs team and pro-active Scorpion teams discovered more than 2,000 cannabis plants being grown in a farm building, on Wednesday, January 6.

The men, a 31-year-old man from Westerham in Kent, a 43-year-old from Orpington in Kent and another man aged 49, of no fixed address, were arrested at the scene and were taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

They have been bailed until March 16 to allow further enquiries to be carried out.

The plants and growing equipment were seized.

It is thought the cannabis found could have an estimated street value of £350,000 to £400,000.

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