Thursday 22 March 2018

Gardai seize €700k worth of cannabis from 'fully functioning grow-house'

Gardai (Stock image)
Gardai (Stock image)
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Gardai seized cannabis plants and herb with an estimated value of €700,000 from a 'fully functioning grow-house' during a raid last night.

Gardai from the Kildare Drugs and Crime Unit were assisted by local gardai when they carried out a planned search of a premises in the Ard Scoil area of Athy.

The raid took place shortly after 11pm.

The premises was described as a 'fully functioning grow-house' and a number of items of drug cultivation paraphernalia were also seized.

A man (43) was arrested early this morning in the Athy area and is currently detained at Kildare Garda Station.

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