A HAUL of up to 500 cannabis plants have been seized following a drugs raid in Southampton.

Police swooped on an address in Prince of Wales Avenue in Millbrook at around 8am today.

They discovered what is thought to be a cannabis farm.

Officers confiscated between 400 and 500 plants.

The raid this morning was part of Operation Fortress which aims to tackle county lines drug trafficking networks in Southampton.

A 26-year-old man from the city has been arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation and remains in police custody at the time of writing.

A police spokesperson said: "Officers carried out a warrant at an address in Prince of Wales Avenue, Southampton, yesterday (Monday 15 June).

"Around 400-500 cannabis plants have been seized.

"A 26-year-old man from Southampton was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis. He is currently in police custody."

Shirley Police (@ShirleyPolice) tweeted at 8:46 am on Mon, Jun 15, 2020: "Neighbourhood Officers executed a search warrant this morning at an address in Prince of Wales Avenue.

"Between a hundred and two hundred cannabis plants so far located and one person in custody."