Thousands of cannabis plants found in Groningen factory

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Dutch police inspect a cannabis plantation in a house (Stock Photo: Politie). Dutch police inspect a cannabis plantation in a house (Stock Photo: Politie)

A large cannabis plantation was found during a police raid on a factory building in the Groningen town of Foxhol on Monday. The plantation contained many thousands of cannabis plants, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

The building is located on Avebeweg on WA Scholtenpark. Until 2012 it served as the head office of Avebe, after which it was sold. The police broke into the building with a chainsaw, according to the newspaper.

The raid in Foxhol formed part of a large-scale operation against organized cannabis cultivation. The police also raided locations in Burgum, Leeuwarden, Julianadorp, Den Helder and Dedemsvaart. Six people were arrested. 

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