Spy in the sky spots hot house cannabis factory

Drug dealers have been warned their cannabis farms face being rumbled from the skies by heat-seeking cameras on board police helicopters.

West Midlands Police has released footage showing a Birmingham drug den “lit up like a beacon” on heat detection cameras.

The factory was closed the next day after officers discovered up to 150 drug plants.

Meanwhile, the force’s website explains how to spot a cannabis factory.



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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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