Cannabis factory worth £500,000 found on City Road

Six men have been charged

A massive cannabis factory has been discovered on City Road, near Roath and Cathays.

Police were called by a member of the public at approximately 3am last Friday, after three men were said to be acting suspiciously.

Six people were charged with the production of cannabis, with five being arrested at the scene.

Gesim Dauti, 54, has appeared at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court and will appear at Cardiff Crown Court on February 20.

Emiljo Peba, 21, Indrit Musaku, 21, Vjosano Baho, 23, Drini Ismailas, 29, and Anil Ismailaj, 30, are due to appear at Cardiff Crown Court on March 6.

They are all pleading not guilty.

A spokesperson for South Wales Police said: “Access was gained to a building in the lane and a suspected cannabis factory was discovered in an upstairs room.

“Another man was arrested within the building.”