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Police seize £180k of cannabis plants in Co Armagh

Police seized £180,000 worth of cannabis during a search in Keady.
Police seized £180,000 worth of cannabis during a search in Keady.

Police have seized more than 350 cannabis plants worth £180,000 in a Co Armagh village.

Police attended a property on Kinelowen Street in Keady at around 4.10am after reports of four men breaking a window and entering a vacant premises before leaving in a white Ford Transit-type van.

Officers responded and discovered 360 cannabis plants inside the premises.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Foster said: "This was a substantial seizure in Keady this morning and I want to thank the member of the public who contacted us.

"I also want to make a number of appeals. Were you in the Kinelowen Street area of Keady between 4am and 4:10am? Did you see any suspicious activity? Did you see four males acting suspiciously, or did you see a white Ford Transit-type van being driven in a suspicious manner?

"If you have information you believe may assist our investigation, please call us on the non emergency number 101, quoting reference 201 of 27/04/19."

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

DCI Foster added: “We know that drugs can ruin lives and line the pockets of organised criminals, and we are determined to disrupt these criminal gangs.

"We are committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those in our community who are involved in the drugs trade and anyone involved in the drugs trade, or anyone tempted to become involved should be under no illusion - we will seek to identify them, arrest them and place them before the courts.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information or concerns around the supply of drugs in their community to call us on 101."

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