Two men have been jailed for running a cannabis farm from an industrial estate unit.

The operation was uncovered after officers from the West Sussex Tactical Enforcement Unit attended the unit in Riverside Industrial Estate, Bridge Road, Littlehampton, after receiving intelligence.

More than 1,000 plants were found and seized, along with equipment which is used for the cultivation of cannabis.

Two men were arrested at the back of the premises in connection with the farm.

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The raid happened at around 3.45pm on January 12.

The Argus: Donat Kurtaj and Walter UlndreajDonat Kurtaj and Walter Ulndreaj (Image: Sussex Police)

Donat Kurtaj, 30, of no fixed address and Walter Ulndreaj, 26, of no fixed address admitted to the cultivation of cannabis and were sentenced to six months’ imprisonment and 14 months’ imprisonment respectively when they appeared before Lewes Crown Court on April 11.

They will both face probable deportation when their sentences conclude.

The drugs were destroyed.