Gardaí seize €200k of cannabis

GARDAÍ have smashed another cannabis factory and seized plants with a potential street value of €200,000.

Officers from Meath and west Dublin raided a house in the Ashbourne area of Co Meath on Monday in what was a planned search.

A Garda spokesman said they recovered a “large quantity” of cannabis plants and a quantity of cannabis herb, with a combined street value of €200,000, subject to analysis. The spokesman said cultivation equipment was also found in the house.

Two men, one aged in his 20s and the other in his 40s, were arrested at the scene and were detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act 1996 at Kells Garda Station.

The operation was conducted by the Meath divisional drug unit, assisted by local units and the Dublin west division.

The two men were charged yesterday.

Meanwhile, in a separate operation on Monday, gardaí from the Dublin North Central Drug Unit seized about €85,000 of heroin, subject to analysis, from a parked van on North William Street.

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