Cannabis factory worth £700,000 uncovered in Ballycastle

The cannabis factory in Ballycastle
The cannabis factory in Ballycastle

Police have uncovered a cannabis factory in the Castle Street area of Ballycastle seizing cannabis plants worth an estimated £700,000.

The plants were discovered in accommodation above a business premises.

One man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of class B drugs with intent to supply and the cultivation of cannabis.

Inspector Bryan Hume is from the local neighbourhood policing team said: “Drugs misuse is an issue of concern to local communities and officers have been working hard to tackle the issue of drug supply and distribution. This looks to be a significant find and we are glad to have taken these plants out of circulation.

“I would encourage the Ballycastle community to continue to work with us to put drug dealers on the back foot.

“If you have any information on the illegal sale or use of drugs in your area please call us on 0845 600 8000. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”