09/06/2014

400 Cannabis Plants Seized In West Belfast

400 cannabis plants have been seized during a police operation in west Belfast at the weekend.

The plants were seized on Sunday after officers raided the cannabis factory in the Broadway area as part of a planned search.

The PSNI has released a reminder to landlords to make thorough checks of their property on a regular basis, as investigations show that many of the properties used for cannabis growth are part of the private rental sector across Northern Ireland.

The public has been asked to remain vigilant and to look out for the tell-tale signs that a property is being used as a cannabis factory, such as blackened out windows with possible condensation, pungent, unusual smells and unusual activity at premises.

Police also advised landlords to check their premises periodically as they can be ruined when used for cannabis growth and leave a large repair bill.

(IT/JP)

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