Police have discovered a large amount of cannabis being grown in a disused pub in Thorne.
The drugs were found inside the former Harlequin public house, on King Edward Road in Thorne, when police entered the building yesterday (Monday 9 December).
Officers called it a ‘significant, sophisticated set-up’ with mature plants being found in most rooms of the building. The number of plants is estimated by police as being “in the region of 1200-1500”.
No arrests have yet been made.
Doncaster East T/Insp Andrew Coulter said: “This is a significant find and the recovery of that quantity of plants removes around £1.5 million pounds of drugs from entering the market and seriously disrupts those concerned with the production of the cannabis.
“The level of sophistication in the set-up lends it to have been part of an organised crime group and whilst no arrests have been made at this time our investigations into those responsible is underway.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 200 of the 9 December 2019. Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.