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Man arrested as gardaí seize cannabis plants worth €800k in Kildare

An operation was carried out in Kilcullen earlier today.

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A MAN HAS been arrested in Kildare after cannabis plants worth an estimated €800,000 were seized by gardaí this morning.

Detectives from the Garda National Drugs Unit and the local Kildare unit discovered cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €800,000 after searching a premises in the Kilcullen area.

A man, aged in his 50s ,was arrested as part of the operation.

He is currently being detained udner section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act at Newbridge Garda Station.

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