Estimated £135,000 worth of drugs seized at Ballymena Cannabis ‘farm’

Police have arrested two men, aged 48 and 18, on suspicion of cultivating Cannabis and Possession of Class B Drugs with intent to supply following the discovery of an estimated £135,000 worth of cannabis plants in the Deerfin Road area of Ballymena.

Cannabis plant, generic image.

The seizure of the plants came following a planned operation on Monday) evening. The men are being questioned by detectives at present.

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Detective Inspector Richard Carmichael said: “This operation was successful in taking a vast quantity of drugs off the streets and is part of our ongoing efforts to tackle the devastating impact of drugs on our communities.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information in relation to illegal drugs, to contact local police on 0845 600 8000 or, alternatively, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”