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TWO men were arrested after police swooped on a cannabis factory as part of a Hampshire-wide crackdown on drugs.

A 35-year-old from Sarisbury Green and a 34-year-old from Hedge End were held on suspicion of being concerned in producing the class B drug after 100 cannabis plants were found at a property in Crableck Lane, Sarisbury Green on Thursday. They were later bailed.

Officers from Hampshire police’s Operation Fortress team and the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), also carried out warrants in Fareham, Totton, and four in Southampton.

Det Insp Mark Chapman, of SEROCU, said: ‘We are working with Hampshire Constabulary’s Operation Fortress team to target those who profit from drugs supply offences and those who launder money through businesses in an attempt to legitimise their profits.’