A COUPLE of men have been arrested after more than 600 cannabis plants were discovered at an industrial unit in Rhyl.

Earlier today (April 11), officers, assisted by specialist teams including a drone unit, executed a warrant at an industrial property to the rear of Ernest Street.

A sophisticated and extensive cultivation of cannabis plants was found across two storeys of the unit.

The two men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of production of a class B drug.


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PC Sophie Corkish said: "People often describe the production and use of cannabis as being a victimless crime, but it’s not.

"Organised crime is behind many of these cannabis factories, and criminals are earning a lot of money off the back of our communities, and they often protect their plantations by using violence and intimidation.

"Whatever your views on cannabis, the serious and organised crime and people trafficking which is linked to these factories can cause real damage to our communities and it funds further criminality.

“We make no apologies for taking the necessary actions to keep our local residents safe from such harm."