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Two arrested following discovery of cannabis factory

Two men were arrested after a suspected cannabis factory was discovered in Craigavon.
Allan Preston

TWO men have been arrested following the discovery of a cannabis factory in Craigavon.

The arrests were made after police responded to a report of suspicious activity around 5.15pm yesterday in the Carrigart Crescent area.

Inspector McCullough said: “Upon arrival, they located a man in the roof space of the property. A quantity of suspected cannabis, cannabis plants, together with associated equipment, was also located inside the premises."

The 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion offences including burglary with intent to steal, cultivating cannabis, dishonestly using electricity, possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply and possessing a Class B controlled drug.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on similar charges as well as using a vehicle without insurance.

Both remain in police custody at this time.

Inspector McCullough continued: “We are committed to tackling the illegal supply and use of drugs, and will continue to investigate those who profit from the consequent misery and harm.

“Our investigation is ongoing and I would ask any member of the public who has any information which could be of assistance to police to contact the police on non-emergency number 101."

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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