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Two Dartford men arrested after one of Kent's largest cannabis factories discovered

Two Dartford men were arrested after Kent Police discovered one of their largest cannabis hauls in a derelict building in Hoo.

Officers were called to a disused social club in Stoke Road at 1.30pm on May 24 after it was reported several cannabis plants had been found.

Officers discovered more than 800 plants along with a hydroponics set-up for production.

Investigating officer, Det Con Sanj Tanday, said: “Seizing this number of plants is extremely significant, as there is no doubt they would otherwise be sold and distributed widely.

“This is one of the biggest hauls of cannabis we have ever discovered in Medway, and it’s estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.”

A 37-year-old man and a 43-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of cannabis and abstracting electricity.

Both have been bailed until August 5, pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information can call 101, quoting crime reference XY/15808/13, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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