400 cannabis plants seized in Belfast

400 cannabis plants seized in Belfast

Police have seized over 400 cannabis plants at a house in west Belfast at the weekend.

Officers raided the cannabis factory in the Broadway area as part of a planned search on Sunday afternoon.Following the discovery, police have reminded private landlords to make thorough checks of their property on a regular basis. Investigations show that many of the properties used as factories for cannabis cultivation are in the private rental sector across Northern Ireland.The PSNI asking the public to remain vigilant and to look out for the following tell-tale signs that a property is being used as a cannabis factory: windows blacked out in premises with possible condensation; pungent, unusual smells, unusual activity at premises aka people visiting once or twice per day - then leaving. Police also advised landlords to check their premises periodically as they can be ruined when used in this way leaving a massive repair bill.Anyone who has any information in relation to illegal drugs is asked to contact local police on the non-emergency number 101 or, alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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