Meath Man Arrested Over Drug Seizure

A man has been arrested in County Meath during a Gardaí operation, which made a number of seizures.

Gardaí from the Garda National Drugs Unit, supported by Gardai from Meath Division, said this morning they discovered a cannabis growing operation and made a number of drug seizures in the Dunshaughlin area during the course of the operation.

The seizures began on Monday evening when Gardaí discovered the cannabis growing operation and seized 340 cannabis plants.

In a follow-up operation yesterday afternoon two further searches took place. During the first at Culmulli in Dunshaughlin, Gardaí seized 450 cannabis plants as, well as 10kg of processed cannabis herb, while at Hallstown in Dunshaughlin Gardaí seized a further 150 cannabis plants.

A 54-year-old Vietnamese man was arrested at Hallstown and is currently detained at Kells Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

The total seizure, subject to analysis, has a potential street value of half a million Euro, according to a Garda spokesman.


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