Wednesday 7 December 2016

Two arrested after gardai discover cannabis plants worth almost €500k in seizure run

Published 10/04/2015 | 08:04

Gardai (Stock image)
Gardai (Stock image)

Two men have been charged in connection with three drug seizures of cannabis plants worth almost half a million euro.

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The men are due to appear before a special sitting of Tullamore District Court this morning at 11am.

Gardai from Edenderry carried out a planned search of a premises at Clonmore, Edenderry on Wednesday evening at approximately 10.20pm.

They discovered cannabis plants at the premises believed to have a value of approximately €250,000.

Yesterday, gardai assisted by officers from the Tullamore District stopped and searched a vehicle close to Tullamore and seized a further quantity of cannabis plants.

In a follow-up search of a premises at Killy, Tullamore gardai seized more cannabis plants with an estimated value of €160,000.

The two men, aged 26 and 30 years, are currently detained at Tullamore Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

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