Limavady cannabis factory: Police make third arrest

Inside the drugs factory uncovered in Limavady.  Photo: PSNIInside the drugs factory uncovered in Limavady.  Photo: PSNI
Inside the drugs factory uncovered in Limavady. Photo: PSNI
Police have made a third arrest following the discovery of a cannabis factory in Limavady and the seizure of an estimated £125,000 of drugs.

Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch arrested a 24-year-old man on Thursday morning.

Police said the 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cultivate cannabis and doing an act capable of encouraging or assisting the commission of one of more offences contrary to Section 46 of the Serious Crime Act and is currently in custody assisting police with their enquiries,” said a spokesperson.

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Two men, aged 46 and 53, who were arrested yesterday remain in police custody at this time, added the PSNI spokesperson.

During the police operation on Wednesday, police say they also seized other drugs paraphernalia.

Sinn Fein councillor Brenda Chivers welcomed the news.

People who sell these drugs have no consideration for the impact it is having on the people who use them and their families,” said Colr. Chivers, who is also a member of the local Policing and Community Safety Partnership member.

“I would appeal to anyone with any information to bring it to the police so they can continue to protect our communities from the scourge of drugs,” said Colr Chivers.

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Sinn Fein’s Cathal Ó hOisín MLA added: “While this successful seizure is to be welcomed it is also important to care for those who are addicted to various drugs by providing funding for the various groups who are working hard to help these people get their lives back on track.”