Cannabis plants worth £500k seized after police called to robberyPosted by On

Police seized £500,000 of drugs after discovering a huge cannabis factory in Nechells when they were called to a robbery.

Officers swooped on Premier Street following reports a man in his 50s had been violently assaulted and his luxury Bentley car stolen.

While they were investigating the attack they discovered a sophisticated cannabis factory set up in a unit on the road.

They seized over 1,000 plans which were being cultivated in the huge operation.

West Midlands Police released a statement which said: “We’ve shut down a cannabis factory with more than half-a-million pounds worth of drugs in Nechells.

“We discovered the sophisticated set up in a factory unit off Premier Street at around 7.30pm yesterday (8 October).

“Our officers uncovered the drugs den with over 1,000 plants while carrying out enquiries into a robbery in Premier Street last night. 

“A man in his 50s was assaulted as his car and cash were taken, although the Bentley has since been recovered.

“We’re keen…

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