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€400,000 of cannabis plants found growing in industrial unit

Gardaí raided a substantial cannabis growing operation in Delgany, Co Wicklow yesterday.

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A MAJOR CANNABIS growing operation was discovered yesterday, with around hundreds of plants under cultivation in a Wicklow industrial unit.

Gardaí searched the unit near Delgany yesterday afternoon. Around 1,000 cannabis plants were seized in the raid, with an estimated street value of as much as €400,000, according to gardaí.

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene. He is currently being held at Bray garda station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Yesterday the National Advisory Committee on Drugs said cannabis grown in Ireland was now more potent than varieties imported from abroad.

Read more: Irish-grown cannabis more potent than imported variety – report>

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