Leitrim: Cannabis Grow House Raided By Gardai Two Arrested: UPDATED

26 Mar

A cannabis growhouse has been discovered in two vacant houses in an estate in Co Leitrim this (Friday) afternoon.

Gardaí - Latest seizure as part of Operation Nitrogen
 Gardaí – Latest seizure as part of Operation Nitrogen

A cannabis growhouse has been discovered in two vacant houses in an estate in Co Leitrim this afternoon.

Officers from the Garda National Drugs Unit and Carrick-on-Shannon searched the houses in Dromad this afternoon.

They found the internal dividing wall between the houses had been breached, sophisticated cultivation systems installed and over 400 cannabis plants growing.

The garda helicopter had registered on thermal imagery a cooling tube running along the attics and ceilings of the houses.

The electricity had also been stolen from the mains and gardaí believe the houses have been squatted in since last year.

A man and a woman, aged 25 and 18, who are believed to have come originally from Vietnam, have been arrested.

They are being detained at Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station and can be questioned for up to a week.

The seizure is the latest under the Garda National Drug Unit’s Operation Nitrogen, which has so far led to the discovery of 27 growhouses since the end of July last year.

NEWS UPDATE:

PSNI

A 39-year-old man has been arrested in Co Fermanagh after police seized cannabis plants worth about £15,000 today.

The PSNI carried out a planned search of a house in the Maguiresbridge area shortly before midday and seized the drugs along with cultivation paraphernalia.

A spokeswoman said the man had been arrested on suspicion of possessing a class B drug, possession of a class B drug for sale or supply and with cultivation of cannabis.

www.garda.ie

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