Gardaí have discovered a cannabis grow house in Dublin.
Officers from the South Eastern Region and the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau carried out a number of searches in Dublin and Wexford yesterday targeting an organised crime group.
They found a cannabis cultivation unit when they searched a commercial premises in the north inner city area of Dublin.
There were more than 800 cannabis plants, with an estimated value of €640,000, seized. They also arrested four people at the scene.
Officers carried out more searches in Co. Wexford where a further five arrests were made.
The nine people arrested are being held at Garda Stations in Dublin and Wexford and they include six Portuguese men, a British man, and a man and woman from Ireland. They range in age from 17 to 45 years.