Published Monday, 05 November 2012
Police in south Belfast are cracking down on drugs supplying and distribution. (© Pacemaker)
The plants were seized by the PSNI in the Chadwick Street area on Saturday evening.
Also in south Belfast, a quantity of suspected drugs and drug related equipment were seized after officers raided a house in the Essex Grove area on Friday.
A 21-year-old man was arrested for a range of drugs related offences. He has since appeared in Belfast Magistrates' Court where he was remanded in custody.
Another 21-year-old man was arrested for possession of Class B and possession with intent to supply Class B. He was subsequently released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.
Chief Inspector Gabriel Moran, Area Commander for South Belfast, said: "Officers have been working with the local community in South Belfast to tackle the issue of drug supply and distribution.
"The discovery of this cannabis factory on Saturday evening is an indication of our commitment to removing drugs from circulation."
He continued:"Through seizures of this nature, we are reducing the harm that is caused by drugs in communities."