Three arrested following €360,000 Longford drugs bust

Gardai seize large quantity of cannabis plants following a search in Abbeylara

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Gardai have arrested three males and seized a large quantity of cannabis plants following a search of a residence near Abbeylara, Co Longford yesterday afternoon.

Gardai from Granard assisted by the Roscommon/Longford Drug Unit and the Regional Armed Support Unit carried out a planned search of a house and adjoining garage.

During the course of the search a cannabis grow house was discovered in the converted garage which contained cannabis plants with an estimated street value of up to €360,000 (pending analysis).

Three males ranging in age from their 30s to 50s were arrested at the scene and are currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of The Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Granard and Longford Garda Stations.

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