€160,000 of cannabis seized
Published 19/08/2011 | 05:00
A MAN was in custody last night after gardai shut down a "cannabis grow house" and seized plants with an estimated street value of €160,000, writes Brendan Farrelly.
A 34-year-old Irishman was arrested at an industrial estate near Comagh Road in Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath, yesterday.
Gardai raided the unit and found 400 cannabis plants inside. A substantial amount of sophisticated equipment used for the cultivation of cannabis was also seized.
Gardai later carried out a follow up search in Rathangan, Co Kildare, and more cultivation equipment was found.
The arrested man is being held in Naas garda station.
The seizure was the latest in a series of successful raids across the country against the cannabis trade.