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Cannabis growing operation with up to €500k of plants found in Cork

GARDAI have discovered a cannabis cultivation operation and arrested three men in Youghal, Co.Cork.

A large quantity of cannabis plants was discovered growing in a building at Springfield, Youghal, Co Cork estimated to have a street value of €500,000.

Three Asian men were arrested at the scene one in his 20s and two in their 30s and are being detained at Middleton and Cobh Garda Stations.

The area remains sealed off and a complete examination of the scene is being carried out today by Garda forensic experts.