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The plants in the factory were estimated to worth around £320,000

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The factory was discovered in the Boucher Road area of Belfast

The factory was discovered in the Boucher Road area of Belfast

The factory was discovered in the Boucher Road area of Belfast

Police investigating the discovery of a cannabis factory in the Boucher Road area of Belfast in 2019 have arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of cultivating cannabis, possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply and possession of a Class B drug.

Cannabis plants worth around £320,000 were discovered at the rental property on Wednesday October 9 that year.

Detective Inspector Corrigan of the PSNI said: “Some people think that cannabis is harmless – this is simply not true. Like other illegal drugs, it can damage both physical and mental health, causing harm and hurt to individuals and their loved ones. The consequences can be heart-breaking.

“We would advise landlords to make thorough checks of any potential tenants before letting their property, and to look out for tell-tale signs that a property is being used for such activity.

“Our enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone with information to contact us on 101, quoting reference number 899 of 09/10/19.

“Alternatively, information can 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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