As part of an ongoing operation into the cultivation of drugs in the West Cork Garda Division, Gardaí have arrested a man in his late 30s, a woman in her late 20s and seized suspected cannabis plants and cannabis herb with a potential street value of €102,000.
On the 30th October, Gardaí were called to the scene of a house fire in Tullyland, Bandon. Upon searching the house, Gardaí discovered a grow house containing €46,600 worth of cannabis plants and €8,400 worth of cannabis herb.
As part of the investigation, Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit in Bandon executed search warrants at three properties in the Ballinhassig area yesterday. A second grow house was discovered at one of the properties which contained cannabis plants with a potential street value of €47,000. A man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s were arrested and are currently detained at Bandon and Clonakility Garda Stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
All of the drugs seized will now be sent for analysis.