GARDAí in Ennis have arrested a man in his early 30s following the discovery of a growhouse in Mullagh on Thursday night.
Gardai seized cannabis plants at various stages of growth with an estimated street value of up to €144,000, pending analysis, following a search of a house on Main Street, Mullagh.
The house was searched as part of an ongoing operation targeting the cultivation, possession and sale of cannabis in the county.
The growhouse, which was discovered shortly after midnight on Thursday by gardaí from the Ennis Drug Unit assisted by local gardaí, was described as “sophisticated”.
A male in his early 30s was arrested at the scene and is currently being detained at Ennis Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. He can be held for up to seven days.
This is the sixth cannabis seizure in Clare in less than two weeks and brings the total estimated value of drugs seized in the county in that time to €1.43 million. This, in turn, is part of an intensive nationwide garda clampdown on drugs