POLICE have made a massive drugs seizure right in the centre of Huddersfield.
Officers raided flats on St Peter's Street in Huddersfield town centre at 4.30pm yesterday and discovered more than 750 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £250,000.
Five men were arrested and were today still being interviewed at Huddersfield police station about the massive haul - one of the biggest cannabis-growing factories ever found in the town.
The cannabis was discovered growing in several rooms where six flats had been knocked into one.
Police from Kirklees District Drugs Team raided the flats under the Misuse Of Drugs Act 1971.
The haul comes just five days after police discovered a cannabis-growing factory at two neighbouring terraced homes on Manor Street in Newsome.
People caught producing cannabis face up to 14 years in jail.
Possession is also illegal and anyone found smoking it faces arrest.
Police have urged landlords to be extra vigilant about people who rent from them.
And they have also urged people to be aware of the smell of cannabis drifting out via hot air vents from cannabis-growing operations into nearby streets.
A cannabis-growing factory was discovered in Lockwood last year after residents living nearby alerted police to the strong pungent smell.
Police have also revealed their concerns that the amount of heat and light needed to grow cannabis could start a major fire.
* Anyone with information about cannabis production should contact Huddersfield Neighbourhood Policing Team on 01484 436672, Kirklees Drugs Team via 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.