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€500,000 worth of cannabis seized in West Clare growhouse

GARDAÍ in Kilrush have seized drugs with an estimated street value of €500,000 after they uncovered a growhouse in West Clare this week. The cannabis cultivation operation was located at a house at Breaffa, a townland approximately one mile from the seaside village of Carraigaholt, on Wednesday, January 8. During the operation, gardaí discovered 600 plants growing and evidence of in excess of 500 harvested plants. According to gardaí, but pending analysis, the drugs seized may have a street value of almost €500,000. The search and seizure was part of an operation targeting the cultivation of cannabis in the locality. The scene was preserved and a technical examination of the area has been carried out. Gardaí in Kilrush confirmed there have been no arrests to date and anyone with information is asked to contact Kilrush Garda Station on 065 9080550.

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Gardai seize €20,000 of cocaine in Shannon

Gardaí seized cocaine with an estimated street value of €20,000 from a house in Shannon on Tuesday evening. Following the seizure, which was made at a house in Finian Park, a 40-year-old man was arrested. The seizure was made as part of a planned operation targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Shannon area. The planned search of the house was carried out at approximately 8.30pm on Tuesday and during the course of the search, cocaine, with an estimated street value of up to €20,000 pending analysis, was discovered. A 40-year-old male was arrested at the scene and detained at Shannon Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. Meanwhile, a small amount of cannabis herb, worth €700, was also seized by gardaí in a separate follow-up search. At the time of going to print, the man was still being detained at Shannon Garda Station.

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