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Drugs bust Four arrested and €1m worth of cannabis seized in Kildare

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Gardai received an anonymous phone call at 3am to report a man being spotted with a large knife

Gardai received an anonymous phone call at 3am to report a man being spotted with a large knife

Gardai in Kildare have seized a huge haul of cannabis worth an estimated €1m and made four arrests as part of an operation targeting serious organised crime.

Officers from the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) stoppef and searched two vehicles in the Kildare area at 6.30am this morning,

During the search, they discovered ten kilogrammes of cannabis with an estimated street sale value of €200,000.

And a "sophisticated" cannabis growhouse with over one thousand mature cannabis plants worth €800,000, was uncovered as part of a follow-up search at a premises in Kildare.

A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana said: "Four males aged in their 50s, 30s, 20s and teens have been arrested and are currently detained pursuant to the provisions of sections 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996, at Naas and Newbridge Garda Stations."

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