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Man due in court over €130,000 drugs seizure in Co Longford by Gardaí


A man is due in court this evening charged in connection with the discovery of a cannabis growhouse in Co. Longford.

Gardai seized more than €130,000 worth of cannabis plants when they searched a house in Ballymahon yesterday afternoon.

A man in his 20s was arrested following the discovery.

He has since been charged and will appear before a special sitting of Mullingar District Court this evening.


A man has been charged after €265,000 worth of drugs was seized in Co Mayo.

A cannabis growhouse was found by Gardaí at a house in Attymass, Ballina, yesterday.

A man in his 30s was arrested and is due to appear in Castlebar District Court this morning.

Gardaí uncover almost €750,000 worth of drugs in two operations

Four men have been held overnight after nearly €750,000 worth of cannabis and cocaine were uncovered by Gardaí in separate operations over the past 48 hours.

Three and a half kilos of cocaine worth €245,000 was found at a house in Kill, Co Kildare, after Gardaí intercepted a car on the M7.

Meanwhile, cannabis growhouses were uncovered in Ballymahon in Co Longford and Ballina, Co Mayo.

The men being held range in age from their 20s to their 50s.

Ballina councillor Michael Loftus says the huge grow operations should be a warning to people who own homes in remote areas who might be offered cash to rent them out.

He says electrical power is critical for growhouses and that " very elaborate heating systems" are installed.