AN anonymous tip-off led police to smash a £100,000 drugs factory in Huddersfield.
Within two hours of the phone call, officers had raided a cellar at an industrial complex in Marsh and found a massive cannabis factory.
They believe the cellar, in the former Marsh Mills complex in Luck Lane, was filled with between 300 and 400 plants, as well as expensive hydroponic growing equipment.
And with each plant estimated to have a street value of £300, the drugs could have been worth up to £100,000.
Insp Mohammed Rauf, who led the policing operation, praised the informant who came forward.
“The public are our eyes and ears,” he said.
“We welcome any help we get from the public and this operation shows what we can do.
“We got the call yesterday shortly after 9.15am and within two hours officers had seized the drugs and all the equipment.
“It is vital that we get the public’s help and this tip-off has led to police getting a very large amount of a drug off the streets of Huddersfield.”