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1,100 cannabis plants and gun seized in Tipperary

Three men have been arrested.
May 1st 2015, 7:08 PM 15,188 42

GARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED about 1,100 cannabis plants and a gun following searches at two properties in Tipperary.

During the searches, a cannabis grow house was discovered at one premises, while the second contained a drying house. The houses are located at Boytonrath, Boreen, Kileenasteena, New Inn, Co Tipperary.

Gadaí said the plants are of “various maturities”. They also found a quantity of cannabis herb and a single barrel shotgun.

In total the cannabis seized has an estimated street value of €700,000 – subject to analysis.

Three men, one in his 40s and two in their 50s, have been arrested and are being detained at Tipperary and Cahir Garda Stations under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act.

The Garda operation included members from drugs and detective units in Tipperary town, Clonmel Garda Station, the Regional Surveillance Unit, the Regional Support Unit, and the Cork Dog Unit.

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