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The searches carried out on Tandragee, Lisburn and Armagh

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One of the cannabis factories uncovered by the PSNI

One of the cannabis factories uncovered by the PSNI

One of the cannabis factories uncovered by the PSNI

The PSNI have arrested four men after the discovery of cannabis plants worth an estimated £200,000 in three properties in Lisburn and County Armagh.

Officers searched a property in the Tandragee area of County Armagh, where they found a suspected cannabis factory.

During another search of a property in the Armagh area, officers uncovered another suspected cannabis factory and arrested two men, both aged 22, on suspicion of drug related offences.

Afterwards, a search was undertaken in the Lisburn area, where officers found a large number of suspected cannabis plants.

A further two men were arrested, aged 26 and 22, on suspicion of drug offences including cultivation of cannabis and possession of a class B controlled drug.

Detective Inspector James Johnston said: “Today’s proactive policing operation highlights our ongoing work to tackle drug supply networks across Northern Ireland.

"We will continue to do everything possible to prevent the supply of drugs and identify those involved while at the same time, make people aware of the real danger posed to their health and their lives by illegal drugs.

“I would encourage anyone who has any information about this incident to call us on 101 and quote reference number 485 28/09/21.

“I would also appeal to anyone with concerns or information about the use or supply of illegal drugs to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 with any information they have.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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