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Large cannabis factory uncovered in Belfast raid

The cannabis factory uncovered in Belfast
The cannabis factory uncovered in Belfast

A cannabis factory that contained up to 100 plants has been found in South Belfast.

Cultivation equipment was also seized when police officers raided a property at Mowhan Street on Wednesday.

Constable Michael Johnson from the Police Service of Northern Ireland said: "Approximately 100 cannabis plants and an assortment of apparatus used for the cultivation of cannabis plants was seized.

"No arrests have been made at this stage however inquiries are ongoing."

Meanwhile, in a separate operation, police found a cocaine press, a large quantity of bulking agent and other drugs paraphernalia during searches at four addresses in Coleraine, Co Londonderry.

A 30-year-old woman and a man aged 34 were arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs offences.

The PSNI said the raids were part of a proactive operation against an organised crime gang.