Huge cannabis farm worth more than £1m discovered in empty Wakefield property

A huge cannabis farm containing plants with a street value of more than £1m has been found by police in Wakefield.

By Nick Frame
Wednesday, 25th May 2022, 4:30 pm

Officers from Wakefield West and Rural Neighbourhood Police Teams were involved in the dismantling of the large-scale operation which had been discovered on the outskirts of the city centre.

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Inside the cannabis farm found at the property near Wakefield city centre.

Officers found the cannabis farm at the address in South Parade when they attended on May 17.

Various reports suggest there were between 650 and 1,400 plants.

An investigation has been launched but no arrests have been made as of yet.

This article was first published by the Wakefield Express.