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Cannabis plants with a street value of €410,000 seized

Sunday, 20th March, 2016 11:48am

Cannabis plants with a street value of €410,000 seized

As a result of an ongoing Operation by Gardai from Baileboro assisted by the Regional Support Unit into the sale and supply of controlled substances in the Cavan area, two premises were searched, one in Virginia, Co. Cavan and the other at Ross, Co Meath.

During the first search in Virginia, Gardai discovered approximately €210,000 worth of cannabis plants(subject to analysis). Three males (28, 30 and 30 years) were arrested and detained at Cavan Garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended. One male (30 years) was released on Friday evening without charge, the other two males were charged and appeared before a special sitting of Cavan District Court on Saturday, March 19.

During the second search in Ross, Gardai discovered approximately €200,000 worth of cannabis plants (subject to analysis). One male (24 years) was arrested and detained at Kells Garda station under the provisions of section of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended and appeared before Ct No. 2, CCJ, Parkgate st, Dubin 8 on March 19.

These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks. Drug seizures play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities.

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