£1 million cannabis farm uncovered by Wakefield police

A huge cannabis farm with a street value of more than £1 million has been found by police near Wakefield city centre.

By Nick Frame
Tuesday, 24th May 2022, 2:16 pm

Officers from Wakefield West and Rural Neighbourhood Police Teams were involved in the dismantling of the large-scale operation which had been discovered on the outskirts of Wakefield city centre.

The call to police initially came in from a local resident as a report of a suspected burglary at an empty property.

Attending officers located the farm on Tuesday, May 17, on South Parade. Various reports suggest there were between 650 and 1,400 plants.

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The crop had a potential street value of £1 million.

An investigation has been launched but no arrests have been made as of yet.

The officers found a sophisticated set up.