Police discover £1.5m of cannabis in two Batley mills
TWO cannabis farms producing more than £1.5m of drugs have been discovered in a police sting.
The massive haul of cannabis is one of Batley police’s largest ever drugs finds.
The plants were discovered in two mill buildings in Batley – Hickwell Mills off Hick Lane, where around 1,200 plants were discovered on the top floor, and Brookroyd Mills in Bradford Road, where the basement had been transformed into a cannabis factory.
Police officers spent most of Monday clearing the two sites of the drugs and growing equipment, which will be destroyed.
It is believed the two drugs operations are connected.
Two people have been arrested and charged with cultivating cannabis. Binh Hoang, 35, and Gung Bui, 34, both of no fixed address, appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday in relation to the factories.
Their cases are expected to be committed to Leeds Crown Court later this month.
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