Cannabis factories found in Dunmurry

Published Thursday, 27 March 2014
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Police have "struck a blow" against drug dealers in Dunmurry after two cannabis factories were discovered in the past 24 hours.

Cannabis factories found in Dunmurry
Local police said they are working hard to combat the problem of drugs. (© Getty)

One was found at a flat in the Rowan Drive area on Thursday morning by police investigating reports of suspicious activity.

It contained plants and herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of £115,000.

The "substantial" discovery came just hours after the PSNI arrested two men at the scene of another cannabis factory at Sunnymede Park on Wednesday.

It contained plants with an estimated value of £3,500. An 18-year-old man was later released unconditionally, while a 58-year-old was bailed pending further enquiries.

Dunmurry Neighbourhood Sergeant Paul Wright said: "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.

"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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6 Comments
Jerry Mane in NI wrote (158 days ago):
Legalise and REGULATE this once and for all. Best way to protect children from drugs.
May mcshane in Belfast wrote (158 days ago):
Why??? Ireland is so behind the times. The rest of the world is making it legal. Its a natural plant. Let people grow their own as it helps lots of medical issues.
Steve in County Down wrote (158 days ago):
Very good pun that "struck a blow"
Derek Rollins in Melbourne Australia wrote (158 days ago):
Yet in many places in the world it now has become a legal drug.I have had the very odd puff over the years and see little harm Just look what damage a legal drug causes any night in Shaftsbury Sq.,when all the night clubs get out.Derekdownunder Melbourne
Rastafari Bob in Sheffield wrote (158 days ago):
No, what ruins communities is prohibition! Lift prohibition and you will undoubtedly see a dramatic decline in so called criminal activity. How in this day and age can a herb with so many medicinal purposes be deemed unfit or unlawful for human consumption when we are subjected to limitless news reports of drunkin debauchery and violence? Take the common drunk and compare him to the modern herbsman and ask yourselves which one would I rather invite for dinner. I'll take the philosophical dreamer before the loud brash and potentially violent drunk everyday thanks.
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