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Thursday 2 October 2014

Four arrested after drugs raids

Published 20/04/2013 | 08:31

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Cannabis plants which were found in Tuam, Galway (PA/Garda)

Drugs with an estimated street value of four million euro have been seized by gardai in two separate operations within 24 hours.

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In Co Galway, cannabis plants worth about 2.5 million euro were found at a business premises in Tuam on Saturday morning.

Two men - one aged in his mid-40s, the other in his early 50s - were arrested.

The operation in the west of the country follows a raid in Co Meath on Friday night when 1.5 million euro worth of cannabis was seized.

The plants and herb were discovered by gardai at a business premises in Kells.

A 53-year-old man and 43-year-old woman were detained during that raid.

In Tuam, approximately 3,000 plants at various stage of growth were seized along with drug-growing paraphernalia.

Gardai described it as a " sophisticated cannabis-growing operation".

In Kells, officers said a large cannabis cultivation operation was discovered.

All four arrested people are being held under Section 2 - Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

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