Magherafelt cannabis seizure: Pair due in court

Bishop Street courthouse in Derry
Image caption The pair are expected to appear at Londonderry Magistrates Court on Thursday

Two men are to appear in court charged in connection with the seizure of cannabis thought to be worth more than £400,000 in County Londonderry.

The drugs were found during a search in the Carricknakielt Lane area of Magherafelt on Tuesday.

The men, aged 40 and 50, have been charged with offences including cultivating cannabis, possession of class B drugs with intent to supply and stealing electricity.

They are expected to appear at Londonderry Magistrates Court on Thursday.

The 50-year-old man has also been charged in connection with the discovery of what police described as a "significant cannabis factory" in the Mullanmore Road area of Carrickmore, County Tyrone, last September.