POLICE chiefs are jubilant after shutting down three cannabis factories and seizing drugs with a street value of over £80,000.
During searches police officers recovered plants in in Duncairn Gardens, Duncairn Parade, Upper Canning Street and Mervue Street in north Belfast.
Four people have been arrested and £85,325 worth of plants were recovered.
A 29-year-old man was charged with cultivation of cannabis and possession of cannabis after a search was carried out by police in a residential property in Mervue Street on August 2.
A number of plants with an estimated street value of approximately £3,000 were seized.
The man is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, August 28.
In another search, police £3,000 worth of cannabis plants at a residential property in Upper Canning Street.
A 30-year-old man was charged with cultivation of cannabis and possession of cannabis and is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, August 28.
Police have also revealed that following a tip off from a member of the public, officers carried out a search of a residential property in Duncairn Gardens also on August 2.
A number of plants with an estimated street value of approximately £49,000 and harvested cannabis with an estimated street value of £20,000 were found.
A 26-year-old woman has been arrested for possession of drugs and intent to supply after a search of a residential property in Duncairn Parade on Sunday, August 11.
Herbal and cannabis resin with an estimated value of £10,325 were seized by officers, along with drugs paraphernalia and a sum of cash.
The woman has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.