And finally… the orange and the green

The Orange Order has confirmed reports its officials alerted police over criminal activities leading to the discovery of a cannabis factory in County Tyrone.

The operation was worth around £50,000 and was found in adjacent houses in the village of Sixmilecross, The Irish News reports.

The properties are understood to be owned by Sixmilecross Loyal Orange Lodge 406.

Plants and other evidence were taken from the property, which is believed to have housed equipment for growing the class B drug.

PSNI neighbourhood team sergeant Johnny Hamill said: “We have now seized plants with an estimated value in the region of £50,000 and have dismantled a sophisticated growing operation which was spread across two houses in the centre of the town.”

King Anderson, Worshipful Master of Sixmilecross LOL 406, said: “Officials from Sixmilecross LOL 406 alerted the PSNI to suspected criminal activity at two properties at Main Street, Sixmilecross.

“The lodge officials worked with the PSNI and will leave this matter in their hands for further investigation.”

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