Tuesday 26 September 2017

Drugs worth €200k seized and man arrested during third grow house bust in two days

Garda armed support unit Stock picture
Garda armed support unit Stock picture
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Gardaí have seized cannabis worth an estimated €200,000 during a search in Co Kerry.

The search was part of an on-going operation targeting the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Kerry area.

Approximately 100 mature cannabis plants and 6.5 kilos of cannabis herb were discovered and seized shortly before 4.30pm following the planned search of a premises at Kilmorna area of Listowel, Co Kerry.

The Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit and Listowel District Drugs Unit carried out the search and the scene is preserved for technical examination.

One man, aged 42 years, was arrested and is currently detained at Listowel Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The latest discovery comes just a day after gardaí uncovered separate grow houses in Co Limerick and Co Leitrim.

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