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Over €50k worth of cannabis plants discovered in Belfast

Police uncovered a number of cannabis plants and growing equipment during searches of two properties last night.

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POLICE OFFICERS IN East Belfast have uncovered a number of cannabis plants and growing equipment during searches of two properties last night.

Shortly after 10pm, police were called to an address in the Wandsworth Crescent area following a report of anti-social behaviour.

Police conducted a search of a house in the area and discovered cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £5,500 and growing equipment inside the premises.

A 30 year old man was arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs offences and is still in custody.

Shortly before 11.15pm, police searched another property in the Greenville Road area and discovered cannabis plants inside with an estimated street value of £50,000.

East Belfast Area Commander, Chief Inspector Darrin Jones said: “We know drugs are an issue of concern to local communities and officers have been working closely with the local community in East Belfast to tackle the issue of drug supply and distribution. These seizures illustrate our commitment to removing drugs from the area.”

The police appealed to anyone who has any information in relation to illegal drugs, to contact their local police station.

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