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€410k-worth of cannabis plants seized in Cavan and Meath

Three men are due to appear in court today.

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GARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED €410,000-worth of cannabis plants in Cavan and Meath.

The seizure was the result of an ongoing operation by gardai in 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 in Ross, Co Meath.

During the first search in Virginia gardaí discovered approximately €210,000-worth of cannabis plants (subject to analysis).

Three men (a 28-year-old and two 30-year-olds) were arrested and detained at Cavan Garda station under the Criminal Justice Act.

One of the 30-year-old men was released yesterday evening without charge. The other two men were charged and are due to appear before a special sitting of Cavan District Court at 8pm today.

During the second search in Ross, gardaí discovered approximately €200,000-worth of cannabis plants (subject to analysis). A 24-year-old man was arrested and detained at Kells Garda station. He is due to appear before court number two at the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin at 2pm today.

The Garda Press Office said these type of 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. Drug seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality.

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