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£50,000 cannabis factory found in Newry house

Published 07/01/2016

Police discovered the cannabis factory in Newry after being tipped off by a member of the public
Police discovered the cannabis factory in Newry after being tipped off by a member of the public

Cannabis plants worth about £50,000 have been uncovered in Newry.

Police discovered the cannabis factory a t Windsor Bungalows after being tipped off by a member of the public on Wednesday.

Cultivation equipment and other drugs paraphernalia were also seized.

Detective Inspector Keith Gawley from the Police Service of Northern Ireland said: "Officers searched this house after a member of the public reported concerns about an unusual smell emanating from the property.

"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."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the non-emergency 101 number.

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