€592,000 worth of cannabis seized as Roscommon and Longford garda drugs unit uncover sophisticated growhouse
Gardaí have arrested one man, aged in his 20s, and seized approximately €592,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb during a search operation in Frenchpark, Co Roscommon today, Wednesday, June 16.
As part of an intelligence led operation, Gardaí obtained a search warrant for a residence in Frenchpark. The search was conducted at 3.30pm by the Roscommon and Longford Divisional Drugs Unit.
During the course of the search, a sophisticated growhouse was discovered in the residence and external sheds on the property.
A total of 139 cannabis plants of varying maturity were seized, with an estimated street value of €112,000.
Approximately 22.5kg of vacuum packed cannabis herb was also seized with an estimated street value of €480,000. All drugs will now be sent for analysis.
The man, aged in his 20s, is currently detained in Castlerea Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
Investigations are ongoing.
Gardaí seized €592,000 worth of cannabis during a search operation in Roscommon earlier today. A sophisticated growhouse was discovered. Vacuum packed cannabis and cannabis plants were seized during the search. pic.twitter.com/bhrmgdWnQc— Garda Info (@gardainfo) June 16, 2021
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