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Friday 29 August 2014

Two more arrests after €2.5m cannabis seizure

David Young

Published 21/04/2013 | 10:50

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GARDAI investigating the discovery of cannabis with an estimated street value of €2.5m have made two further arrests.

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The detention of two men in their 30s came after two men - one aged in his mid-40s, the other in his early 50s - were arrested during the initial stages of the operation in Tuam, Co Galway, yesterday.

 

Around 3,000 cannabis plants were found in a business premises in the town.

 

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 in a separate investigation.

 

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.

 

Gardai described the find in Tuam as a "sophisticated cannabis growing operation".

 

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

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