£40k drugs haul in Larne

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POLICE have recovered 78 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £40,000 from a house in the Old Glenarm Road area of Larne.

Officers, acting upon information from a member of the public, searched the vacant property and discovered the cannabis plants shortly before 6pm on Tuesday, July 24.

Larne Inspector Noel Rogan said: “This is a significant seizure of illegal substances taken from the streets of Larne, and is an excellent example of the local community working in tandem with police. Officers will continue to provide a safe environment to live and work, and we thank the co-operation of the people of Larne for their support.

“Police in Larne are committed to tackling illegal drugs and especially suppliers. We will find you and prosecute. Landlords are again requested to check properties, especially vacant ones and if police find irresponsible Landlords then they will also find themselves facing prosecution for allowing such activity to take place.

“Neighbours are asked to report strange activities such as windows boarded up, curtains closed all the time, a lot of comings and goings to the property and any other peculiar signs as Cannabis in particular gives of quite a pungent aroma”, Insp Rogan concluded.

The PSNI is appealing to anyone with information on illegal drugs, cannabis factories or anyone that is selling drugs to contact them on 0845 600 8000. Or if someone would like to pass information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.