A CANNABIS factory worth £500,000 was found after police raided an industrial estate.

Officers were called to the Farrowfield Estate of Roundstone Lane at 11.30am on Monday.

Neighbours described seeing them go into the premises, and said they could smell the class B drugs.

Several arrests have been made in connection with the warrant, carried out by the Tactical Enforcement Unit.

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Pictures from the scene show officers continuing to guard the scene today.

It remains cordoned off by the police.

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District Commander Chief Inspector Jon Carter said: “We work tirelessly to reduce harm in our local communities and would ask anyone with information or concerns to make the right call and report it to us.”

In a statement Sussex Police said: “Our Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) carried out a proactive stop-check at a premises near Roundstone Lane, Angmering at 11.30am on Monday (9 November).

“A cannabis cultivation site was discovered by officers and a large quantity of Class B drugs believed to have a street value of around £500,000 were seized.

“Several men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of cannabis and remain in custody for questioning.

“Enquiries are underway as officers work to establish the involvement of those arrested and of any additional suspects.”

Anyone with information can report it to Sussex Police online or call 101, quoting reference 452 of 09/11.

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