Breaking: Police find cannabis plants worth £1.9 million in Sheffield drug factory

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CANNABIS plants worth £1.9 million have been found by police in Sheffield during the raid of a disused nightclub.

Officers discovered 1,966 plants in the former Fontana Club on Attercliffe Road, Attercliffe, on Friday morning.

Inspector Glen Suttenwood, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “This operation was sparked by members of the community voicing concerns about the strong smell of cannabis in the area.

“Acting on this information, officers have successfully seized cannabis plants of tremendously high value.

“Drugs crime is taken very seriously by South Yorkshire Police and we are dedicated to tackling those responsible.”

Two Sheffield men have been arrested.