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€1.3m cannabis plants seized

A SEIZURE of 240 cannabis plants in East Clare on Wednesday brought the approximate street value of plants found in separate garda searches around the county to €1.29 million in the past week.

Gardaí seized 240 cannabis plants with an approximate street value of €190,000 at a house in Faha, Cahir at 2.30pm on Wednesday.

The seizure was made as a part of an ongoing operation into the sale and supply of illegal drugs in the Clare area by the Clare Divisional Drugs Unit. There were no arrests as part of the search. The scene was being preserved for technical examination on Wednesday evening.

Last Wednesday as part of an operation targeting the cultivation of cannabis, gardaí from Kilrish Garda Station searched a house at Breaffa, Carraigaholt, and discovered 600 plants growing and evidence of in excess of 500 harvested plants. The drugs seized were estimated to have a street value of almost €500,000.

On Monday morning, gardaí searched a house in Lislanahan, Kilkee where they found 200 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €160,000.

Later that day in Tullaroe, Kilkee 300 cannabis plants were seized by gardaí who estimated the value of the haul to be about €280,000.

At 10pm that night, gardaí searched a house in Miltown, Tulla where they recovered cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €160,000 as well as other items made and adapted for the growth and cultivation of cannabis plants.





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