TIPPERARY & Swinford, Co Mayo: Cannabis Plants Worth €400,000 Seized As Gardai Raid Sophisticated Grow House: UPDATED

10 Apr

Gardai have seized cannabis plants with a street value of 400,000 euro.

The haul followed a search of premises at The Square in Swinford, Co Mayo.

Officers said up to 1,000 cannabis plants were discovered at various stages of growth in a number of rooms.

The find was said to be part of an ongoing operation targeting the cultivation of cannabis plants in the Mayo area.

Gardai at Claremorris and at Swinford were involved in Friday’s operation.

In a statement, they said: “The premises had been renovated into a sophisticated cannabis growing factory and extensive lighting and ventilation systems had been installed.

“A large amount of cultivation equipment was also found on the premises.”

No arrests were made and investigations are continuing.

NEWS UPDATE:

1,500 cannabis plants and a quantity of cannabis herb with a potential street value of €900,000 have been seized in Co Tipperary.

1,500 cannabis plants and a quantity of cannabis herb with a potential street value of €900,000 have been seized in Co Tipperary.

Gardaí made the find during the search of a business premises in Borrisokane on Main Street in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The combined potential street value of this seizure is around €900,000, according to the gardaí.

The premises had been renovated into a sophisticated cannabis growing factory and extensive lighting/heat and ventilation systems had been installed. Incubation and potting rooms were also.

A large amount of cultivation paraphernalia was found on the premises.

No arrests have been made.

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