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Gardai seize 384,000 euros worth of cannabis

More than 380,000 euro worth of cannabis plants have been seized by gardai.
Dominic McGrath, PA

More than 380,000 euro worth of cannabis plants have been seized by gardai.

A search operation on Monday at several locations across the country saw gardai seize €384,000 worth of the drug and arrest three men.

The operation was carried out by the Louth drug unit.

One search, which took place at a house in Drogheda, saw 80 fully mature cannabis plants seized. Gardai estimate they have a street value of €64,000.

At another house in Edenderry in Offaly, 400 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €320,000 were seized.

Three men – one aged in his 20s, another his 30s and the final man in his 40s – were arrested as part of the operation.

A garda spokesperson said that “investigations are ongoing”.

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