Police raided two marijuana farms in village houses in Yuen Long on Thursday, arresting two men. More than 300 cannabis plants were found.

Police found one of the weed farms on the top floor of a village house. Photo: Apple Daily

Detectives from the police’s New Territories crime unit searched a house in Lo Uk Tsuen, Pat Heung after receiving a tip-off, according to Apple Daily. A total of 276 marijuana plants as well as some farming tools were confiscated. Two men, 34 and 56, were taken away.

Officers showcase seized evidence. Photo: Apple Daily

Police later took one of the suspects back to his house in Lung Kwu Tan and found another 64 plants.

One of the village houses where the weed farm was found. Photo: Apple Daily

Police said the cannabis was worth about HK$530,000.

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