LARGS police have uncovered a suspected cannabis farm close to the town centre.

Officers carried out an intelligence-led swoop at an address in Brisbane Road on Wednesday night just after 9pm.

The property was cordoned off for over two days whilst police and forensics carried out a thorough search of the premises.

One resident told the News: "It was a big raid.

"There were quite a number of police vehicles and officers involved and it went on for quite a while.

"There was a lot of activity. It's a pretty quite area so it's caused quite a stir."

The quantity of drugs seized during the swoop is still unknown but it is believed to have been a 'significant' recovery.

Other items involved in the growing and production of cannabis are also believed to have been seized from the property as part of the ongoing investigation at the site.

Police attended the property following reports from members of the community who had reported a strong, pungent smell hanging in the air.

Locals have since reported that the street had been 'filled with a strong odour' in the weeks leading up to the raid, which they believed to be the distinct smell of cannabis.

Inspector Colin Convery said: "North Coast and Cumbrae locality officers responded after matters were raised by locals.

"They discovered a suspected cannabis cultivation at a property in Brisbane Road. Police attended at this address for two days and our investigation is ongoing."

Residents were shocked when they looked out their windows to see the heavy police presence on Wednesday night and reported a convoy of police vehicles attending the scene.

Vans were stationed at the corner of Nelson Street and Brisbane Road before the officers made their move on the property.

Police are believed to have spent hours in the days following emptying 'equipment' from the house.

Officers would not confirm if any arrests have been made as yet as a result of the operation.