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Cannabis factory uncovered and £15,000 worth of drugs seized in Portadown

Man arrested on suspicion of a number of offences

Cannabis Portadown

A man has been arrested after the discovery of a cannabis factory in Portadown.

Police located the operation on Sunday and seized drugs worth an estimated £15,000.

During a planned search of a property in Edenderry Gardens on Sunday afternoon, officers seized 26 suspected cannabis plants along with drugs paraphernalia.

A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including cultivating cannabis, possession of a Class B controlled drug and possession of a Class B controlled drug with intent to supply.

He was later released on bail pending further enquiries.

Chief Inspector Jon Burrows said: “This seizure and arrest are further evidence of our ongoing commitment to removing and disrupting the illegal supply of drugs in Northern Ireland. We know that drugs can ruin lives and line the pockets of organised criminals, and we are determined to disrupt these criminal gangs.

“We are committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those in our community who are involved in the drugs trade and anyone involved in the drugs trade, or anyone tempted to become involved should be under no illusion – we will seek to identify them, arrest them and place them before the courts.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information or concerns around the supply of drugs in their community to call us on 101, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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