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Large cannabis factory uncovered in Newry

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
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A large quantity of cannabis has been seized after cops uncovered a cannabis factory in Newry.

Equipment used in the cannabis cultivation factory was seized along with several plants worth an estimated £30,000.

A vehicle was also confiscated by police at the address in Windsor Bungalows in the County Down city.

Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said: “The discovery of this haul has taken a substantial amount of drugs off local streets and demonstrates that when people report their concerns to us, they are actively helping us stamp out the scourge of drugs in Newry.

I would encourage anyone with concerns about drug cultivation, dealing or supply in their community to please get in touch with us on the 101 non-emergency number. You can also report via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”