Long welcomes drugs seizure

East Belfast MP Naomi Long has welcomed the discovery of a cannabis factory by police in her constituency.

A 43-year-old man was arrested after police seized 70 cannabis plants from a property in the Castlereagh Street area yesterday (Tuesday). He was detained on suspicion of possession of Class B drugs and cultivation of cannabis, and is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

“I would like to congratulate the police for this action,” said Mrs Long.

“Drugs have a destructive impact on our community and East Belfast is a safer place with them off the streets.

“The help of the public is crucial to tackling the scourge of illegal drugs and so I would appeal to anyone with information on them to contact the police.”


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