This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 18 July, 2019

Man charged after Gardaí raid cannabis growhouses worth €450,000 in Galway

Two men had been arrested in relation to the raids.

can1 The growhouse discovered at Corr na Mona in Co Galway Source: Facebook/Gardaí

Updated 3.12pm 8/2/17

A MAN IN his 40s has been charged in connection with yesterday’s seizure of cannabis plants worth €450,000.

Gardaí raided a property at Corr na Mona in Co Galway where the Divisional Drugs Unit discovered “a highly sophisticated growhouse”.

The plants there have an estimated street value of €450,000, with a quantity of dry cannabis also being discovered.

The Galway raid stemmed from an arrest of a driver in his 40s at the Sally Gap in Co Wicklow on Monday night. After the man’s car was stopped and searched cannabis herb with a street value of €2,000 was seized.

The man appeared before Bray District Court at 2pm today charged in relation with the seizure.

Can3 Source: Facebook/Gardaí

Can2 Source: Facebook/Gardaí

Yesterday, another man in his 20s was arrested following a raid at a property in Co Carlow. He is currently being held at Carlow Garda Station.

The grow house, containing cannabis plants “at a mature stage of growth” and with an estimated street value of €250,000, was discovered at a property at Killedmond, Borris, in the southeastern county.

The house in question had been sealed off for a forensic investigation.

With reporting from Sean Murray.

Comments have been turned off as the case is now before the courts.

Read: Simon Harris ‘pleased to announce’ Crumlin Hospital scoliosis theatre to open in April

Read: FactCheck: Are Michael O’Leary and Ryanair right about Dublin Airport charges increasing?

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

Read next: