TEN people have been arrested during an operation targeting organised crime in west Cork.
€17,300 cash and an estimated €17,200 of suspected cannabis was also seized.
The arrests yesterday related to assault, theft, possession of drugs and possession of an offensive weapon, while another was on foot of a bench warrant.
That person was subsequently brought to court.
Four have been charged and are due to appear in court at a later date.
Two have been released without charge, and a file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
One person has been charged and brought before the court and another has been given an adult caution.
A juvenile is being dealt with through the juvenile diversion scheme.
A garda spokesman said: “Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit in West Cork, assisted by the Southern Region Dog Unit, carried out a search at a house in Durrus and discovered a grow house containing a total of €12,400 worth of suspected cannabis herb and plants."
€6,800 of cannabis herb and €5,600 of cannabis plants were seized and will now be sent for analysis.
"In a second unrelated search, Gardaí seized €4,900 of suspected cannabis and €17,200 in cash at a house in the Ballylickey area of Bantry. No arrests were made in relation to both drug seizures but Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry.”
Two multi-agency checkpoints were held – one at Toureen, Ballinhassig, on the N71, and one at R586-Colomane, Bantry.
The spokesman said: “During the checkpoints only one road traffic offence was detected thanks to an extremely high compliance rate from motorists. Social welfare detected 3 people working while claiming welfare allowance which will be further investigated.
"19 vehicles were dipped for green diesel by Customs and Revenue with no detections.”