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‘Professional’ cannabis factory dismantled at cottage in south Armagh

Culloville cannabis factory

A cannabis factory with £20,000 worth of drugs discovered inside was dismantled in south Armagh following a tip-off to police.

The cannabis factory was situated in an uninhabited cottage on the Annaghad Road in Culloville.

Sergeant William Nulty said: “We received information in the early hours of Tuesday, February 19 that illegal drugs were being grown at the property.

“Officers attended and found cannabis plants with an approximate value of £20,000 and a large quantity of cultivation apparatus.

“This was a very professional operation which had been set up in a rural location in an effort to avoid detection and I am very pleased to have taken these drugs off our streets.

“No arrests have been made at this stage but our enquiries into the matter are ongoing.”

He added: “I would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area of Annaghad Road recently or anyone who has any information about the supply or use of illegal drugs in the South Armagh area to contact officers at Crossmaglen on 101.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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