Northern Ireland

North Belfast addresses raided by police over cannabis

Cannabis
Image caption Some of the cannabis plants seized at Duncairn Gardens

Police have seized cannabis plants following raids at several addresses in north Belfast.

Plants were seized from properties in Mervue Street, Upper Canning Street, Duncairn Gardens and Duncairn Parade.

According to police statements, £85,325 worth of plants were recovered in total.

A number of people have been charged in relation to the separate offences.

A 29-year-old man was charged with cultivation of cannabis and possession of cannabis after a search was carried out by police in a residential property in Mervue Street on 2 August.

A number of plants with an estimated street value of £3,000 were seized.

The man is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court on 28 August.

A search was also carried out at a residential property in Upper Canning Street where police found another £3,000 worth of plants.

A 30-year-old man was charged with cultivation of cannabis and possession of cannabis and is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court on 28 August.

Following information received from a member of the public, officers carried out a search of a residential property in Duncairn Gardens on 2 August.

A number of plants with an estimated street value of approximately £49,000 and harvested cannabis with an estimated street value of £20,000 were found.

A 26-year-old woman has been arrested for possession of drugs and intent to supply after a search of a residential property in Duncairn Parade on 11 August.

Herbal and cannabis resin with an estimated street value of £10,325 was seized by officers, along with drugs paraphernalia and a sum of cash.

The woman has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.