Arrest after £600k cannabis seizure

A man has been arrested following the seizure of cannabis with a street value of more than £600,000 in north Belfast.

A cannabis factory was uncovered at a commercial warehouse in Limestone Road on Friday.

Follow-up enquiries identified a vehicle which was subsequently stopped by police in Holywood.

A large quantity of cannabis was found inside and a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drug offences. He remains in custody at present.

Det Ch Insp Mullan said drug misuse had a “harrowing impact on the lives and relationships of local people”.

“There is no such thing as a ‘safe’ drug.”

DCI Mullan has appealed to anyone with any information about suspected drug production or dealing in their area to call the non-emergency number 101 or submit information online via the PSNI’s website.

Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 or online.