Two face court over £2m cannabis factory

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Two men will appear in court today after a large-scale cannabis factory containing £2 million of the drug was discovered by police.

Officers raided an industrial unit near Westcott, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, yesterday morning and found around 1,000 alleged cannabis plants in various stages of production.

The plants were growing in 18 shipping containers placed side by side inside the warehouse.

Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Mears said: "This is one of the largest cannabis factories we have discovered so far. It's a sophisticated set-up and I would estimate the street value of the drugs we have seized to be well over £2 million."

Two 29-year-old men from Aylesbury, Thomas Waite and Martin Walker, were charged with production of a class B drug. Walker was also charged with supplying a class B drug.

They are due to appear Aylesbury Magistrates' Court this afternoon.

The raid was carried out as a result of intelligence work by Thames Valley Police.