Young man (21) held after cannabis plants worth €360k seized
Published 09/05/2015 | 13:05
A 21-year-old is currently in custody after Gardai seized €360,000 worth of cannabis plants from a site in County Meath.
The young man was arrested at the scene following a raid on a premises at Gillstown Little in Athboy yesterday afternoon, shortly after 1 pm.
The 21-year-old man is being detained at Kells Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.
The seizure comes as part of a clampdown into the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Meath area.
In a statement Gardai said the raid was aimed at ‘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.”
“[These] seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality.”