Boy, 16, and man charged after Police Scotland find £1m worth of cannabis in disused bingo hall

A teenage boy and a man have been charged after officers found cannabis worth up to £1m in a bingo hall in Scotland.

Brown Street in Port Glasgow where the cannabis was found picture: Google Images

The discovery was made during an investigation in Port Glasgow on Friday, 4 December.

Police said the cultivation seized has a street value of somewhere between £600,000 and £1m.

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A 16-year-old boy and a 40-year-old man have since been changed in connection with the drug find and are due to appear in court next week.

A police spokeswoman said: "At about midday on Friday, 4 December, 2020, officers, acting under warrant, searched a disused bingo hall on Brown Street, Port Glasgow, and discovered a cannabis cultivation with an estimated street value of a six-figure sum.

"A 40-year-old man and a 16-year-old male youth, have been charged and are expected to appear at Greenock Sheriff Court on Monday, 7 December, 2020."

Anyone with further information is encouraged to call police on 101.

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