Seán Neeson MLA said: “I am disgusted and appalled at the finding of this device. Those behind this caused real disruption to a number of people living in Drumhoy Drive.
“The community will have been deeply shocked at this find. The fact that it appears it had been there for a long time is very worrying and this could have posed potentially serious danger to local residents.
“Those behind this device must be caught and I call on anyone with information on this to contact police immediately.”