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Several to appear in court following South East drug seizure

Six people were arrested yesterday after plan searches in the south east region returned a seizure of cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €750,000.

SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE to appear in court today in connection with a series of drug seizures in the South East region yesterday.

Gardaí yesterday arrested six people as part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of cannabis in the region. A number of planned searches of housing in counties Waterford, Wexford, Carlow and Kildare led to the arrests of five men and one woman, ranging in age from those in their 20s to to those in their 30s.

Cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €750,000 (pending analysis) were seized along with €60,000.

Of the two males detained at Enniscorthy yesterday, one man is scheduled to appear before Gorey District Court this morning. The second man has been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions .

Of the two men detained at Waterford yesterday, one man is due to appear before Carlow District Court this afternoon while the second remains in custody.

Of the two people detained at Carlow yesterday, a man is due to appear before Carlow District Court this afternoon while a female remains in custody.

A male who was detained at Newbridge yesterday appeared at Naas District Court yesterday charged in relation to the investigation.

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