Gardaí arrested a man and seized approximately €77,000 worth of drugs following a search operation in Co Roscommon on Saturday.
At approximately 10.30am on Saturday, Gardaí searched a residential property in Castleplunket. During the course of the search, Gardaí discovered a sophisticated cannabis growhouse on the grounds of the property.
The value of the suspected cannabis plants recovered by Gardaí was approximately €56,800. Gardaí also seized approximately €20,000 of cannabis. In total €76,800 worth of cannabis was recovered (pending analysis).
A man in his early 40s was arrested in relation to this seizure and is currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Castlerea Garda Station. He can be held for up to seven days.