NI crime: Man arrested after £ 320,000 worth of cannabis plants found in South Belfast


A man has been arrested after the discovery of £ 320,000 worth of cannabis plants at a property in south Belfast.

The cannabis plants were seized by detectives from a rented property in the Boucher Road area in October 2019.

Detectives from the Organized Crime Division of the Northern Ireland Police Service investigating the find arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of cultivating cannabis, possession of a controlled class B drug and possession of a class B with the intention of providing.

Detective Inspector Corrigan said: ‘Cannabis plants worth an estimated £ 320,000 were seized from this property in 2019.

“Some people think cannabis is harmless – that’s just not true.

Some of the cannabis plants seized from a rented property in the Boucher Road area of ​​Belfast in 2019

“Like other illegal drugs, it can damage physical and mental health, causing damage and injury to people and their loved ones. The consequences can be heartbreaking.

“We advise landlords to thoroughly check all potential tenants before renting their property and look for telltale signs that a property is being used for such activity.”

Police investigations are continuing and officers are calling anyone with information to contact them on 101, citing reference number 899 of 9/10/19.

Alternatively, information can be provided to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and empowers people to speak out and stop crime.

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