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Police uncover £50,000 cannabis factory

Windsor Bungalows, Newry

Police in Newry have uncovered a cannabis factory.

Plants with an estimated street value of around £50,000 were found in a property in Windsor Bungalows yesterday, Wednesday 6 January.

The plants will now be seized along with equipment used in the cultivation of cannabis and other drugs paraphernalia.

Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said: “Officers searched this house after a member of the public reported concerns about an unusual smell emanating from the property.

Windsor Bungalows, Newry

Windsor Bungalows, Newry

“The discovery of this haul has taken a substantial amount of drugs off local streets and demonstrates that when people report their concerns to us, they are actively helping us stamp out the scourge of drugs in Newry.

“I would encourage anyone with concerns about drug cultivation, dealing or supply in their community to please get in touch with us on the 101 non-emergency number. You can also report via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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