Four questioned after €1.5m cannabis haul

Cannabis worth more than €1.5m was seized in two separate operations, detectives revealed today.

Cannabis worth more than €1.5m was seized in two separate operations, detectives revealed today.

Two men were arrested after an estimated €1.1m of the drug was recovered in Loughrea in Co Galway.

The Garda and Customs found the haul during a house search in the town at about 2pm.

The arrested pair were taken to Galway’s Mill Street garda station for questioning under Section 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Meanwhile, two other men were being questioned today after drugs worth more than €500,000 were found in a truck.

The herbal cannabis, also known as grass, was seized at Broombridge Road in Cabra, north Dublin.

The Garda National Drugs Unit and Customs officials stopped and searched the truck during an operation at around 6pm yesterday.

The cannabis is estimated to have a street value of €540,000 and has been sent for forensic analysis.

An amount of cash was also seized, investigators said. The two men being questioned are in the their mid-30s.

They are being held at Cabra and Blanchardstown garda stations.

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