West Yorkshire Police find large cannabis farm seizing drugs and £10k cash

Large bags of cannabis and £10,000 cash have been seized by police during a drugs bust in West Yorkshire.

By Abbey Maclure
Saturday, 20th June 2020, 6:00 am

Police executed a drugs raid at a property in Lindley, Kirklees, during the evening of Wednesday, June 17.

Officers found a cannabis farm including 30 plants and multiple large bags of cannabis which had already been cultivated.

A 25-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs.

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Police found 10,000 pounds cash at the cannabis farm (Photo: WYP)

He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

The drugs raid was part of a series of ongoing police operations targeting cannabis supply in Kirklees.

In May, Operation Jemlock officers seized 200 plants and arrested a man after they found a four floor cannabis farm on Fenton Road, Huddersfield.

Inspector Graham Dyson, of the Huddersfield Neighborhood Policing Team, said: “We receive regular information regarding cannabis farms, and this information is always reviewed and assessed with a view to disrupting drug related criminal activity.

“Cannabis production is quite clearly ‘big business’ for those involved, and the proceeds of this undoubtable contribute to organised crime.

“On this occasion we executed a warrant and following a search, recovered drugs and cash valued in the tens of thousands.

“I would encourage anyone with information regarding drugs, or any other criminal activity to contact West Yorkshire Police as that information (however small) might be the piece of the jigsaw officers require.”

West Yorkshire Police can be contacted via 999 for a crime in progress or 101 or 101livechat for other incidents or information about offending.

Members of the public can pass information anonymously via the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

The online reporting service can be found at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

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