A three-storey cannabis farm has been discovered in a former nightclub in Coventry, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.
Around 1,000 plants, worth more than £1 million, were found inside the property on Trinity Street on Thursday after officers smashed through several reinforced doors to gain access.
The cannabis plants were spread out across three floors, along with £150,000 worth of “sophisticated” planting, growing and irrigation equipment, the NCA said.
Police used a drone unit to help hunt down two men after they attempted to flee the building, the NCA said.
Three men were subsequently arrested and charged with production of a class B drug.
NCA branch commander Adam Warnock said: “This is a significant drug seizure which will have a huge impact on the organised crime groups involved, depriving them of commodity and profit.
“The size of the cannabis factory was significant and sophisticated, spread…