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Cannabis factory worth €118k shut down in east Belfast

“This find, will undoubtedly assist in disrupting supply,” a member of the PSNI said.

Image: Cannabis growing factory via Shutterstock

POLICE IN EAST Belfast have shut down a cannabis factory worth an estimated £100,000 (€118,000).

The factory was discovered in a house in the Halstein area of the city yesterday.

PSNI explained when properties are used to grow cannabis plants, often the electricity supply has been tampered with and this presents a risk to adjacent properties.

“Drugs are clearly an issue of concern to local communities and officers have been working closely with residents in East Belfast to tackle the issue of drug supply and distribution,” said area commander chief inspector, Mark McEwan.

“This find, will undoubtedly assist in disrupting supply,” he added.

The police are advising landlords and property owners to make regular checks of their property to ensure they are not being used by criminal elements.

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