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Two cannabis factories uncovered in Rowan Drive

By Staff Reporter

Police in Dunmurry uncovered two cannabis factories in 24 hours.

A substantial cannabis factory was discovered in a flat in Rowan Drive yesterday by officers responding to reports of suspicious activity.

A PSNI spokesman said: "Plants and herbal cannabis with an potential estimated street value in excess of £115,000 have now been removed from the premises along with cultivation equipment and other associated drugs paraphernalia."

On Wednesday, the Dunmurry neighbourhood team carried out a search at Sunnymede Park and uncovered a cannabis factory containing plants with an estimated value of around £3,500.

Two men aged 58 and 18 were arrested at the scene.

The 18-year-old was later released unconditionally while the 58-year-old has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Dunmurry Neighbourhood Sergeant Paul Wright welcomed the seizures: "Drugs destroy communities and ruin lives.

"These discoveries have taken large quantities of potentially dangerous drugs off our streets and have struck a blow against those who deal in illegal drugs.

"Local police remain totally committed to disrupting the activities of the gangs involved in the sale and supply of drugs and are working to bring an end to the misery they inflict on our communities."

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