Police uncovered a massive cannabis farm in an underground nuclear bunker after they carried out a midnight raid.
Nope, it doesn’t only happen in films.
Wiltshire police uncovered the bunker, which had been constructed in the 1980s to protect the government in the event of a nuclear attack. It isn’t owned by the government any more, but it still had its nuclear blast doors intact.
The police knew the bunker was “almost completely impenetrable,” so they waited outside as three men left.
Three more were found inside the bunker.
The police found thousands of cannabis plants worth more than £1million, over around 20 rooms, split over two floors.
Detective Inspector Paul Franklin said:
Almost every single room had been converted for the wholesale production of cannabis plants, and there was a large amount of evidence of previous crops.
This was an enormous set-up.
The three men outside the bunker were arrested on suspicion of cannabis production and human trafficking, and the three men found inside were arrested on suspicion of cannabis production and taken to custody.