£1.8m worth of cannabis seized from building in Rochdale

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 14th November 2022

Greater Manchester Police officers have seized £1.8m-worth of cannabis plants from a premises in Rochdale.

Emergency services were first called to reports of a fire at a building on Harbour Lane in Milnrow, Rochdale.

When GMP arrived at around 2.30pm on Saturday 12 November, they discovered a large cannabis farm.

The fire was caused by illegally-bypassed electricity connections.

1800 cannabis plants were seized from the property, which were given a street value of around £1m.


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If the plants had been able to reach maturity, officers say they had a street value of £1.8m.


The plants have all been destroyed.

GMP are now conducting further enquiries – anyone with information can call police 101, report via or call 999 in an emergency. 

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