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Saturday 16 December 2017

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

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

Denise Calnan

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

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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