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Man arrested after Banbridge cannabis factory discovery

A man has been arrested following the discovery of a cannabis factory in Banbridge.

Officers conducted the search of a property on the Garvaghy Road in the Co Down town on Thursday afternoon discovering the drugs operation in an outhouse.

Plants with an initial estimated value of £10,000 were seized.

A 55-year-old man was arrested for possession of class B drugs with intent to supply, cultivating cannabis and dishonestly using electricity.

He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Chief Inspector Davy Beck said: “This seizure demonstrates our ongoing commitment to tackling the sale and use of illegal drugs.

"We work best when we work in partnership with the communities we serve and this is evidence of that. I would encourage anyone who has concerns or information about drugs to contact us on 101.”

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