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Dublin: 16 °C Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Another grow house uncovered by gardaí, over €200k of cannabis seized

The discovery was made at a premises in Birr Co. Offaly today with a 20-year-old man arrested at the scene.

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IN THE LATEST of a series of garda operations targeting cannabis grow houses, 260 cannabis plants with a potential street value of €208,000 have been seized in Co. Offaly.

The discovery was made at a premises on Bridge St. in Birr today with a 20-year-old man arrested at the scene.

The find was made as part of a planned search following an intelligence lead operation involving local gardaí supported by regional units.

The man was arrested at approximately 1pm and is currently detained at Birr Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act for which he can be held for a maximum of one week.

Read: Seven arrests as gardaí swoop on cannabis grow houses in Wexford >

Read: Garda operations in Dublin lead to seizures of drugs, a handgun and ammunition >

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