Cannabis Worth £2-Million Seized In Dewsbury

Thursday 8 February 2024

A potential £2million has been taken out of the hands of criminals in just four weeks following another cannabis factory closure in Dewsbury. 

Officers from the Dewsbury Neighbourhood Policing Team are investigating after seizing more than 100 plants from a cannabis factory on Huddersfield Road on Friday February 2.

The operation was the 4th substantial seizure of plants in from the Dewsbury area.

Police seized cannabis found growing on all floors of a house in Ravensthorpe on January 29th and arrested a male present on suspicion of drugs offences.  

More than 1500 large plants were also located and recovered from a large-scale premises on Wharf Mill on Ravensthorpe on January 25.  

The premises was made safe and forensic enquiries have been ongoing there by specialist forensic officers.

The activity followed the execution of another warrant at a sperate premises on Wharf Mill on January 15 which resulted in the discovery of 100 cannabis plants and a quantity of stolen car parts.

Sergeant Stuart Clarke of the Dewsbury and Mirfield NPT, said: “ This is the 4th Cannabis cultivation that has been located and disrupted in recent weeks by the neighbourhood policing team working on information provided by residents in our communities.  

 “This means that in four weeks alone a potential £2million pounds has been kept from the hands of criminals.  

 He added: “Every cannabis farm we raid potentially provides new clues and forensic information about those involved to assist our investigations.  

“I continue to ask anyone who has information about suspicious and criminal activity at this location or anywhere else in Dewsbury to contact officers at the NPT via 101 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/livechat  or the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.”  

 

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