Man (43) arrested during garda raid of cannabis worth up to €300,000
Published 31/05/2014 | 18:17
Gardai have arrested a man (43) in connection with the seizure of cannabis plants worth up to €300,000.
Gardai carried out a planned search of a house at Church Manor, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim this morning.
Cannabis plants with an estimated street value of up to €300,000 - pending analysis - were discovered during the search.
The 43 year old male was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Carrick–On-Shannon Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.
Gardai say these search operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks.
Drug seizures play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities, a garda statement said.
Drug seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality.