Belfast Telegraph

Police chief hails cannabis find

A senior police officer has praised the discovery of a cannabis factory containing plants with a street value of £200,000.

Cannabis plants, cultivating equipment and other drugs paraphernalia were found in a police search of a property at the Belfast Road area of Antrim on Saturday.

A 33-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries.

Area Commander Chief Inspector Natalie Wilson said: "This discovery has taken a large quantity of potentially dangerous drugs off our streets.

"We remain totally committed to tackling the scourge of illegal drugs and we are working to disrupt the activities of the gangs involved in their sale and supply, limit the amount of misery they are able to inflict on communities, and ultimately by putting them behind bars.

"We will continue to address the issues of illegal drug use and supply with the support of the local community."

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