Police shut £117k cannabis factory

Police shut £117k cannabis factory

A cannabis factory containing an estimated £117,000 of the drug has been shut down by police in south Belfast.

Officers discovered it inside a house at St Albans Gardens in Stranmillis on Tuesday.They believe someone had been staying in the property and tending to the plants.Detective Inspector Peter Mullan said it was a "significant seizure", adding that landlords should be careful to ensure their properties are not being used by criminals."Drugs are clearly an issue of concern to local communities," he said."Officers have been working closely with residents in south Belfast to tackle the issue of drug supply and distribution. This is a significant seizure."In this particular instance, it would appear that someone was staying in the property and tending to the plants. We would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed individuals entering or leaving the property to contact Police at Musgrave on 0845 600 8000."

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