Northern Ireland

Cannabis plants worth £500K found in Portadown

Police have recovered cannabis plants estimated to be worth about £500,000 in County Armagh.

The discovery was made during a search at a house in Church Street, Portadown, on Wednesday.

Det Ch Insp Stephen Wright said officers had "uncovered a very sophisticated cannabis factory".

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of a range of drugs offences. Plants and cultivation equipment were removed from the house for further testing.

Meanwhile in Limavady, County Londonderry, police uncovered cannabis during a search at Roe Valley Country Park on Wednesday.

Sgt Ian McCluskey said: "The search, in an area known as O'Cahan's Rock, uncovered a large amount of herbal cannabis, thought to be worth somewhere in the region of £40,000."

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