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Pic: Two arrested after cannabis plants worth €2.5m seized

The 3,000 plants were seized following the planned search of a business premises in Tuam, Co Galway.

(Today’s seizure. Image: Garda Press Office)

GARDAÍ IN GALWAY have seized cannabis plants worth an estimated €2.5 million.

Approximately 3,000 plants were seized as the result of a planned search of a business premises in the Tuam area of Co Galway. Drug growing paraphernalia was also seized.

Gardaí described the the drug growing operation as “sophisticated”. This morning’s search was carried out as part of Operation Nitrogen, and involved the Divisional Drug Unit from Galway, who were assisted by the Regional Support Unit and local gardaí.

Two males (aged in their mid-40s and early-50s) are being detained in Mill Street garda station under the provisions of Section Two of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

The drug seizure comes less than 24-hours after gardaí seized drugs believed to be worth €1.5 million in Kells, Co Meath.

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