Drugs worth more than £1m seized from 'large-scale cannabis factory' in Yorkshire

Drugs potentially worth more than £1m on the streets have been seized by police after a raid at a ‘large-scale cannabis factory’ in Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire Police raided a disused commercial building on Alice Street in Keighley on Tuesday (Mar 26) and discovered more than 1,000 plants. The Keighley Neighbourhood Policing Team is continuing to work on the case, the force said.

The raid followed a “significant” operation which took place over the course of several days, and also involved work being carried out at the site to make it safe.

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Six arrests were made, and three men, aged between 35 and 43, were later charged with production of controlled drugs offences.

Police executed the drugs warrant earlier this week (Picture: John Devlin)Police executed the drugs warrant earlier this week (Picture: John Devlin)
Police executed the drugs warrant earlier this week (Picture: John Devlin)

Inspector John Barker of the Keighley Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We have been working hard with partner agencies and the community under Keighley Together to tackle drugs related crime in Keighley. This operation has very much been part of that ongoing work, and demonstrates our commitment to getting drugs off our streets.

“We know that drugs such as those recovered cause long term misery for people and fuel crime and anti-social behaviour in the area and warrants such as the one we executed in this operation aim to tackle that.

“This warrant was made possible by the community information and intelligence that we have received. I would encourage anyone who has suspicions about drugs and drug dealing to report them.

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“Information can be given by calling West Yorkshire Police on 101, or contacting us online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/livechat

“Reports of information and intelligence can always be made anonymously via the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”