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Four men questioned by police after cannabis discovery

FOUR men were being questioned by police last night following the discovery of cannabis with an estimated street value of £200,000.

The drugs were found yesterday at three properties in Lisburn, Tandragee and Armagh.

Police first searched a property at the Tandragee area under the Misuse of Drugs Act where a suspected cannabis factory was discovered.

Another property in the Armagh area was also raided and another suspected cannabis factory located with two men, both aged 22, arrested on suspicion of drug related offences.

A PSNI spokesman said: "Officers then conducted a search at a property in the Lisburn area and recovered a further large number of suspected cannabis plants.

"Two men aged 26 and 22-years-old were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences including cultivation of cannabis and possession of a Class B Controlled drug.

"All four men are currently in police custody at this time.

"Today's proactive policing operation highlights our ongoing work to tackle drug supply networks across Northern Ireland.

"We will continue to do everything possible to prevent the supply of drugs and identify those involved while at the same time, make people aware of the real danger posed to their health and their lives by illegal drugs."

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