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'Elaborate' cannabis growing operation uncovered in Donegal

Gardaí seized around 2,000 cannabis plants in Laghey, Co Donegal today.

GARDAÍ IN DONEGAL have seized cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €1.6 million.

Assisted by the Garda National Drug Unit, gardaí from Ballyshannon seized the plants from a premises in Laghey today.

Around 2,000 plants were found on the premises which gardaí described as “an elaborate growing operation”. The seizure was made during the planned search of a warehouse in Trummon, Laghey.

Two men, one aged in his 30s and the other in his 40s, were arrested at the scene.

They are currently being held at Ballyshannon Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

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