Large cannabis factory worth more than £100,000 seized by West Yorkshire Police

Cannabis worth more than £100,000 has been seized from the streets of West Yorkshire following a police operation.

Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 7:32 am
Cannabis worth more than 100,000 was seized from the factory in Dewsbury (Photo: WYP)

Officers raided a former commercial property on Bradford Road, on the outskirts of Dewsbury town centre, on Sunday evening following reports of suspicious activity there.

They found a three-floor cannabis factory with about 400 plants.

Police believe the plants seized, which were in various stages of growth, could be worth more than £100,000.

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The cannabis factory spanned three floors (Photo: WYP)

Electrical equipment used to help grow the cannabis was also seized by officers, before the building was made safe by electricians.

The seizure follows the discovery of another cannabis factory on Daisy Hill in Dewsbury in April this year.

Officers executed a dawn raid at the property on Thursday, April 16 and seized more than 1,300 plants spread across two floors of the building.

Sergeant Richard Cotton of the Dewsbury NPT, said: “Officers located a substantial cannabis factory on Bradford Road in Dewsbury on Sunday and we are continuing our enquiries this week.

“While a full calculation of the value of the cannabis seized is yet to be completed it will clearly be a six figure sum given the number of plants officers found.

“We would ask anyone who has any information about the cultivation or supply of drugs in Dewsbury to contact the Dewsbury NPT on 101 or the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“All information and intelligence is fully assessed and explored for investigative possibilities by officers.”

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