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Four held over €600k drug raid

FOUR men have been held after a garda raid on a large-scale cannabis-growing operation.

Around 1,500 cannabis plants worth €600,000 were recovered during the raid on a house in Kyletalesha on the outskirts of Portlaoise at 1am yesterday.

The raid was carried out by gardai from the National Drugs Unit and local gardai.

They arrested two Irish men and two Vietnamese men.

The raid comes two weeks after the seizure of €400,000 worth of cannabis at a house near Portarlington, Co Laois.