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Gardaí in Leitrim discover grow house with €240,000 worth of cannabis plants

Two men in their mid-20s were arrested.

Image: An Garda Síochána

A GROW HOUSE containing approximately 300 cannabis plants was discovered by gardaí in Leitrim today.

At around 10am this morning, gardaí and detectives from the Sligo/Leitrim division searched a house in the Carrigallen area.

Cannabis plants worth around €240,000 were seized, along with growing equipment including lights, fans and an irrigation system.

Two men – both aged in their 20s – were arrested at the scene. 

They were taken to Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station where they’re being detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

In a statement, gardaí said investigations remain ongoing. 

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