€750,000 drugs haul in Limerick:
Gardai in Limerick have seized €750,00 of cannabis.
The drugs were recovered in a planned search of an open area at Rathkeale yesterday. The stash included 98 kilograms of cannabis resin and two kilograms of cannabis herb which have been sent for forensic analysis.
The results of the tests are expected to confirm the value of the drugs believed by gardai to be in the region of €750,000.
No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing, according to a Garda spokesman. "The search operation was coordinated by members of the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit," he said.
Homegrown drug operation uncovers 70 cannabis plants in Castlerea:
A Homegrown drug operation with over sixty cannabis plants, some over one metre tall, were found at a house in Castlerea last Friday. Castlerea Gardai made the substantial haul last week when they discovered the drugs, which are estimated to be worth about €6,000.
The cannabis plants were found at a house in the Longford area of Castlerea about one mile from the town last Friday between 4.305p.m..
As a result of a planned search, Garda officers swooped on the house and found cannabis plants growing inside and outside the rented property. Thirty-five plants were growing in potted plants in the bedroom and living room of the house.
A further twenty-five cannabis plants were growing in the back garden while three plants were growing in the corner of a field beside the house.
Sergeant Tom Connor of Castlerea said: “We were working on the operation for a number of days beforehand. Some of the cannabis plants were three inches tall while others were one foot tall and some of them were as high as one metre.”
In the course of a follow up search, Gardai found seven more cannabis plants growing in a field in the Annaghmaghera area of Castlerea.
This brought the total haul to seventy cannabis plants which is estimated to have a street value of between €5,000-€6,000.
No arrests were made in relation to the drugs find but a local man in his mid thirties is helping Gardai with their inquiries. The man was renting the house in the Longford townland. Gardai are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident and a file on the matter is being prepared for the DPP.
Four Garda officers were working on the drugs operation for the past week. This is the latest in a line of drug victories for Castlerea Gardai as previous hauls include drugs seizures of €23,000 in Ballymoe, €14,000 at the Mantua Music Festival and €5,000 in Castlerea town, all over the past number of months.
Killybegs vessel nets cannabis haul:
A Killybegs fishing vessel has discovered almost €100,000 worth of cannabis in it's nets believed to have been dumped 10 years ago.
The Progress II had been fishing off the Aran islands when it discovered the drugs in it's nets on Friday.
The drugs are believed to have been thrown off a Jamacian ship a decade ago before it was seized on suspicion of being involved in drug smuggling.
The cannabis discovered so far is believed to have a street value of €85,000.
Drugs seized in south Dublin raid:
Two men (26 and 27) were arrested and drugs with an estimated street value of over €6 million were seized following a planned search by gardaí in Dublin this evening.
Shortly after 6.30pm Gardaí from the divisional drugs unit based at Dundrum searched a yard and sheds at a location in Cornelscourt, Dublin 18.
During the search the gardaí uncovered quantities of various drugs believed to be heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and cannabis.
The men are currently being held at Blackrock Garda Station under section 2 of the drug trafficking act.
Three questioned following Co Cork drugs seizure:
Gardai in Cork are questioning three people in connection with this morning's drugs seizure.
Half a million euro worth of drugs, believed to be either cocaine or heroin, was seized in Knockraha at around seven this morning.
Two women in their 20's and a man in his 50's were arrested after Gardai raided a house in Leamlara in east Cork at around 11 o'clock.
They were taken to Cobh and Midleton garda stations where they can be held for up to seven days.
Over 20 officers were this afternoon continuing to search a forest area, while a sample of the drugs found have been sent to Dublin for analysis.