FOUR men have been arrested after cops found around 500 cannabis plants at two properties.

Officers from the National Crime Agency and Police Scotland were investigating drug production and money laundering when they came across the drugs.

The men, aged 42, 29, 26 and 25, remain in custody.

Investigators from the joint Organised Crime Partnership detained them yesterday at locations in central Glasgow, Anniesland and Parkhead.

The cannabis plants were found at properties in Harthill and Anniesland.

Rob Miles, NCA Scotland Operations Manager, said: “Working with colleagues from Police Scotland as part of the Organised Crime Partnership we are determined to do all we can to protect our communities and disrupt the networks involved in drug supply across Scotland.”

Detective Inspector Tom Gillan, of the Organised Crime Partnership (Scotland), said: “Working in partnership Police Scotland is determined to ensure the activities of organised crime groups are frustrated and disrupted as part of our commitment to the country’s serious organised crime strategy.”