Tuesday 21 October 2014

Man arrested as gardai seize cannabis in Carlow, while four held in Cork over €600k cannabis seizure

Published 30/03/2014 | 11:40

Gardaí raided a house in the Fairways area of Carlow town at around 2.15am today.

Gardaí arrested a man in his late 20s and seized cannabis plants last night in county Carlow.

Gardaí raided a house in the Fairways area of Carlow town at around 2.15am today.

During the search, cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €120,000 (pending analysis) were seized.

Gardai also found equipment for the cultivation of cannabis plants.

The man was arrested at the scene and is detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, at Carlow Garda Station.

He can be held for up to seven days.

An examination of the scene is currently underway and gardai say their enquiries are ongoing.

Meanwhile, around €600,000 of cannabis was seized in Cork City yesterday.

Three men and one woman (all aged between 35 and 45 years) were arrested in relation to the seizure.

As part of Operation Nitrogen, Gardai from the Divisional Drug Unit in Cork City searched an industrial unit at Ballycurreen Industrial Estate in Frankfield.

During the course of the search Gardai discovered approximately 18 Kilos of harvested cannabis plants and approximately 250 cannabis plants with a street value of €600,000.

The three men and one woman are being detained at Togher and the Bridewel Garda stations under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice(Drug Trafficking) Act.

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