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PSNI officers seize suspected cannabis worth £1m

The drugs were found during two searches in east Belfast last week.

Image: Paul Faith/PA Wire

POLICE IN BELFAST have seized £1 million-worth of suspected cannabis during two searches last week.

In the first PSNI operation, officers seized drugs worth around £200,000 during the search of a property in the Garnerville Grove area on Wednesday.

One man, 47, was arrested in connection with the discovery.

On Saturday, police found around £800,000-worth of suspected cannabis at a home in the Holywood Road area.

East Belfast area commander Chief Inspector Mark McEwan thanked locals for their support in targeting drugs in the area.

“Local people who are opposed to drugs and who recognise the negative impact which drug usage can have on the wider community provided information which has assisted in these cannabis factories being discovered,” he said.

“Indeed, this enforcement is the first step in a wider programme of activity.  In the coming months, we will be engaging with schools, young people, parents, grandparents and voluntary groups in the East Belfast area, to highlight the negative impact which drugs can have on an individual’s life.”

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