by MARY MAGEE
councillor Brian Heading has praised the police action at the
weekend that uncovered a cannabis factory in the Springbank
Industrial Estate in Poleglass Police seized up to 220 suspected
cannabis plants with a street value of £110,000 on the outskirts
of Dunmurry in an operation that spanned over two days until
There was also a substantial quantity
equipment used in the cultivation of cannabis. To date there
have been no arrests and the police investigation is still
Mr Heading has commended the police
investigation at the weekend which uncovered the cannabis
factory in the Sprinkbank Industrial Estate in Poleglass.
Councillor Heading said that discovery was
welcomed by parents in the area.
"This is a very welcome find and because of
Police efforts these drugs will now not find their way onto our
streets nor into the hands of our children," he said.
That is good news and I am sure parents across
Poleglass will congratulate the PSNI for this find."
The find comes as the PSNI Drugs conference,
was held this week. Head of the PSNI Drugs Squad Det Spt Clark
said:" Police need to remain focussed on the individuals who
commit crimes themselves. This is a mortaility objective. It is
not impossible. In the past two months the police have secured
the convictions of 14 people. To date seven has been sentenced
and have received a total of 35 years in prison."