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Man charged after Gardaí raid cannabis growhouses worth €450,000 in Galway

Two men had been arrested in relation to the raids.

can1 The growhouse discovered at Corr na Mona in Co Galway Source: Facebook/Gardaí

Updated 3.12pm 8/2/17

A MAN IN his 40s has been charged in connection with yesterday’s seizure of cannabis plants worth €450,000.

Gardaí raided a property at Corr na Mona in Co Galway where the Divisional Drugs Unit discovered “a highly sophisticated growhouse”.

The plants there have an estimated street value of €450,000, with a quantity of dry cannabis also being discovered.

The Galway raid stemmed from an arrest of a driver in his 40s at the Sally Gap in Co Wicklow on Monday night. After the man’s car was stopped and searched cannabis herb with a street value of €2,000 was seized.

The man appeared before Bray District Court at 2pm today charged in relation with the seizure.

Can3 Source: Facebook/Gardaí

Can2 Source: Facebook/Gardaí

Yesterday, another man in his 20s was arrested following a raid at a property in Co Carlow. He is currently being held at Carlow Garda Station.

The grow house, containing cannabis plants “at a mature stage of growth” and with an estimated street value of €250,000, was discovered at a property at Killedmond, Borris, in the southeastern county.

The house in question had been sealed off for a forensic investigation.

With reporting from Sean Murray.

Comments have been turned off as the case is now before the courts.

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