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07/11/2013 10:16 GMT | Updated 07/11/2013 10:26 GMT

Cannabis Farm Worth £180,000 Found In Two Manchester Houses (PICTURES)

Police in Manchester have found a giant cannabis farm spread across two terraced houses containing £180,000 of the potent herb.

The illicit operation was uncovered after a dawn raid on Thursday at the premises on Canada Street, Miles Platting.

A partition wall between the properties had also been knocked down to allow easy access between both addresses.

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A police officer with the haul

A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and remain in police custody.

Inspector Alan Kelly, said: “This is a significant find and one that will hit the drug dealers where it hurts them most - in their pocket.

“This was sizeable operation, reflected in the fact a partition wall has been knocked down and the two properties filled with cannabis plants.

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“Whoever is responsible has demonstrated a significant level of planning, but unfortunately for them this has been matched by our own determination to tackle organised criminality in our communities.

“The warrants came about as a result of information from the public and I would like to thank them for that.”

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