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Drug sting Three men arrested after gardaí seize almost €385k worth of cannabis in Louth and Offaly

A number of properties were searched under warrant as part of a large-scale operation targeting the growth of cannabis for the purpose of supply and distribution in Drogheda and surrounding areas

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Cannabis haul

Cannabis haul

Cannabis haul

Three men have been arrested after gardaí seized almost €385,000 worth of cannabis in Louth and Offaly this morning.

A number of properties were searched under warrant as part of a large-scale operation targeting the growth of cannabis for the purpose of supply and distribution in Drogheda and surrounding areas.

This morning’s search operation was conducted by the Louth Divisional Drug Unit with assistance from Drogheda Detective and Crime Units, Drogheda Community Action Team, Ardee Detective Unit, the Armed Support Unit and the Air Support Unit.

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Cannabis seizure

Cannabis seizure

Cannabis seizure

 

One search, conducted at a suspected growhouse in Drogheda, resulted in the seizure of approximately 80 fully mature cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €64,000.

A second search of a residence in Edenderry, Co. Offaly resulted in the seizure of approximately 400 fully mature cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €320,000.

The total value of drugs seized stands at approximately €384,000. The confiscated drugs will now be sent for analysis.

Three men, aged in their 20s, 30s and 40s, were arrested during the search operation.

They are currently detained in Drogheda and Balbriggan Garda Stations under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
 

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