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Two arrests as 800 cannabis plants seized in Virginia, Co Cavan

Gardaí raided a warehouse in a planned operation which yielded plants with an estimated street value of €640,000.

TWO MEN HAVE been arrested in connection with the seizure of 800 cannabis plants from a warehouse on the outskirts of Virginia in Co Cavan earlier today.

Gardaí arrested the two men this morning after a planned operation which led to the discovery of an “extensive” cannabis cultivation operation in the warehouse.

Plants with an estimated street value of between €640,000 and €700,000 were seized in the operation.

The two men, aged in their 20s, are currently being held at Bailieborough Garda station. The scene has been preserved for a technical examination.

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