Over €500k of cannabis seized in grow house raid

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Gardaí seized more than half a million worth of cannabis herb and plants during a raid on a grow house in Connacht on Monday afternoon.

At approximately 1pm on Monday, Gardaí searched a premises at Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon under warrant.

During the course of this search, a suspected cannabis grow-house was discovered by Gardaí.

Suspected cannabis plants with an estimated value of €288,000 were seized along with approximately €240,000 of processed cannabis.

All of the drugs seized are valued at approximately €528,000, pending analysis from Forensic Science Ireland.

A woman in her 50s and a man in his 60s were arrested at the scene of the search.

They are both currently being detained at Castlerea Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.