Huge cannabis farm worth £5m discovered in Manchester city centre

Huge cannabis farm discovered in Manchester city centre Credit: GMP

Police in Manchester have uncovered a huge suspected cannabis farm and seized drugs worth an estimated five million pounds in Manchester city centre.

Officers were called to a warehouse on Heyrod Street, Manchester, at about 5.30am on Monday 12 April 2021 to reports several bags of suspected drugs being found.

On entering the building, which is also bordered by Adair Street and Betley Street, officers an estimated 4,000 plants over four floors.

Detective Inspector Geoffrey Machent, from GMP's Central District CID, said

This is a substantial discovery which has been discovered by officers thanks to a member of the public . As a result of this find, we're removed a significant amount of suspected cannabis that may have ended up on the streets of Greater Manchester and is another step forward in helping to disrupt the production and distribution of drugs within our community.

Detective Inspector Geoffrey Machent

He continued: "This is a substantial discovery which has been discovered by officers thanks to a member of the public . As a result of this find, we're removed a significant amount of suspected cannabis that may have ended up on the streets of Greater Manchester and is another step forward in helping to disrupt the production and distribution of drugs within our community.

"No arrests have been made but I would urge anyone with information about the find to come forward.

"The information we receive from members of the public is invaluable. Anyone with information about this find can call 101 quoting log number 394 of 12/04/2021, online at www.gmp.police.uk or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"Anyone concerned or has any information about drugs in their area can call 101 or report it online."