Man arrested after cannabis plants worth tens of thousands seized in Cork

Man arrested after cannabis plants worth tens of thousands seized in Cork

The plants were discovered in greenhouses and outdoors. Stock image 

Gardaí arrested a man and seized €44,000 of suspected cannabis plants in West Cork on Sunday May 9

"As part of an ongoing operation, Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit in West Cork executed two search warrants at houses in Skibbereen and Ballydehob at around 3.30pm," a garda spokesperson said this morning. 

"During the course of the searches Gardaí seized over 50 suspected cannabis plants at various stages of growth." 

The plants were discovered in greenhouses and outdoors.

A man was arrested and detained at Bandon Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and was later released. A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardaí said the suspected drugs will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

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