GARDAÍ IN LEITRIM have seized cannabis plants worth almost half a million euro in two separate raids.
In the first, Gardaí found cannabis plants worth an estimated €240,000 during a planned search of a house in the Kilclare area of Carrick-0n-Shannon on Monday afternoon.
A 44-year-old man was arrested at the scene. He is currently being held at Manorhamilton Garda Station.
Separately, a premises in Aughamore was searched and cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €250,000 were seized.
A 41-year-old man was arrested at the scene and is being held at Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station.
Investigations into both incidents are ongoing.