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Cannabis plants discovered in house following alleged carjacking in County Wexford


Stock image of Garda patrol car.

Stock image of Garda patrol car.

Stock image of Garda patrol car.


GARDAÍ in Enniscorthy have arrested a man for questioning following the discovery of 24 cannabis plants in a house in the Bunclody area of County Wexford.

The discovery was made subsequent to a report being received of an alleged car-jacking in the Bunclody area at around 10.30 p.m. on Monday, March 13.

Speaking about the incident Superintendent Denis Whelan confirmed a report was received in relation to an alleged car-jacking and gardaí went to the scene at Ballyprecas.

It’s believed the vehicle that was allegedly car-jacked was located around 2km from the house and while it’s not been confirmed, it’s believed the two incidents may be related.

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"A subsequent search of a house led to 24 cannabis plants being discovered and one male was arrested,” said Supt Whelan.

“The car was recovered a short time later and then seized for a technical examination,” he added. The house was also sealed off as a crime scene under the direction of Supt Whelan.

The gardaí are appealing for witnesses who may have been in the Ballyprecas area around 10.30 p.m. on Monday, March 13.

Investigations into both matters are ongoing and if anyone does have information they feel might help with the investigation they are asked to contact Enniscorthy Garda Station on 053 9242580 or Bunclody Garda Station on 053 9377102. All information forwarded will be treated in strict confidence.