Police in Glasgow have seized cannabis plants worth an estimated value of £1.4 million pounds.

It is one of the biggest seizures of plants which have been made in the west of Scotland.

Yesterday officers were called to Cheapside Street in Glasgow city centre after being alerted by a member of the public.

Police officers searched a building and discovered over 2300 cannabis plants.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish how the cannabis factory came to be there.

Detective Inspector Davy Hill, Greater Glasgow Pro-active Unit, said:

“We reacted to a call regarding this property and as a result discovered a large scale cannabis cultivation site, one of the biggest in the west of Scotland.

“A substantial amount of cannabis plants will now be taken out of our community and will significantly impact those involved in drug dealing.

“Criminal activity such as this will not be taken lightly and we will continue to carry out enquiries to find those responsible for this site, and anybody else linked to the growing and distribution of drugs.

“We encourage anyone with any information to come forward and contact us. You can be reassured that we will act on any information we receive.”