Millions Of Pounds Of Cannabis Seized In Kirklees in Police Raid
Wednesday September 13, 2023
Thousands of cannabis plants worth in excess of £2-million have been seized in Liversedge in a significant police operation.
Enquiries remain ongoing today by the Batley and Spen Neighbourhood Policing Team after officers uncovered the large scale haul at a former commercial premises on Hare Park Lane.
NPT officers executed a warrant there this morning ( Wednesday September 13) and found a possible 4,000 cannabis plants in two large warehouses.
Five men were arrested at the site on suspicion Possession With Intent To Supply drugs offences.
They remain in custody for questioning today.
Work has been ongoing at the premises to recover the plants, secure evidence and conduct forensic examinations.
It is believed the plants are worth in excess of £2.2-million pounds.
Inspector Vanessa Briggs of Kirklees District Police, said: “This has clearly been a very substantial seizure of cannabis and we are continuing our investigations today.
“Cannabis production and dealing generates cash which goes straight to organised crime, helping only fuel more criminal activity which brings misery to our communities.
“I want to thank residents across the Batley and Spen area who keep contacting us with information about both suspected drugs production and crime in our communities generally.
“Every piece of information is reviewed, assessed and where possible developed for investigation.”
Anyone who has information about drugs crime in Kirklees can report it to Kirklees Police on 101 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat
Information can also always be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.