A HUDDERSFIELD restaurant is at the centre of an immigration and drugs probe.
Police and immigration officials raided the Golden Star Chinese restaurant at the junction of Northgate and Lower Fitzwilliam Street.
They arrested a 32-year-old woman, a 17-year-old youth and a 45-year-old man on suspicion of immigration offences.
Some of those arrested are believed to have been living there.
But the police also discovered a cannabis-growing operation and arrested a 24-year-old woman and two men aged 35 and 44.
They were detained on suspicion of cultivating cannabis.
The remnants of cannabis plants and a hydroponic set-up could be seen in a skip outside the restaurant.
It is understood 200 cannabis plants were being grown upstairs at the detached building.
All six who were arrested have been released on police bail until late November.
It is the latest in a spate of major cannabis cultivation arrests across the Huddersfield area this year.
Many have had connections with people from Vietnam.
In June 200 plants were found at a house in Slaithwaite and police then put an estimated street value on the haul at £60,000.
There have been 10 major cannabis seizures in the town in 2007. The biggest haul was at in Wasp Nest Road, Fartown, in June.
Police had gone to a house as part of another investigation.
But they found 1,000 cannabis plants with a street value of £300,000 in the empty property.
Massive cannabis-growing operations have also been uncovered on St Peter’s Street in Huddersfield town centre and at Denby Dale. Both involved plants worth £250,000.
Anyone with information about cannabis cultivation should ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.