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Polish man due in court after large cannabis grow house uncovered

Crime DeskBy Shuki Byrne
The cannabis grow house discovered by Gardai on Monday afternoon
The cannabis grow house discovered by Gardai on Monday afternoon

A Polish man is due in court this morning charged in connection with the discovery of a cannabis grow house yesterday.

The man, who is in his early 20s, was arrested on Monday afternoon during a raid at a premise in Limerick. 

Gardai carried out a planned search of a house at Athlacca, Bruff and discovered cannabis plants worth an estimated €115,000. 

Approximately 135 cannabis plants were discovered at the property. 

The suspect was arrested at the scene and is currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Bruff Garda Station.

He is expected to appear at Limerick District Court later this morning.

"These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks," a Garda spokesperson said. 

"Drug seizures play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities. Drug seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality."