PSNI uncovers cannabis factory in Newry

Officers seized drugs with street value of over €65,000

The PSNI has uncovered a cannabis factory in Newry, County Down.

Cannabis plants with an estimated value of more than €67,000 (£50,000) were found in a property at Windsor Bungalows in the city yesterday.

Equipment used in the cultivation of cannabis and other drugs paraphernalia was also seized.

The searches came about after a member of the public reported an unusual smell from the property.

PSNI 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.

"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," he added.