POLICE officers in Ireland have discovered a suspected cannabis grow-house at a home in Co. Roscommon.
Gardaí from the Roscommon Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by Gardaí from Castlerea, conducted a search of a premises under warrant as part of Operation Tara in Ballaghaderreen at 1pm yesterday (January 30).
“During the course of this search, a suspected cannabis grow-house was discovered by Gardaí,” they confirm.
“Suspected cannabis plants with an estimated value of €288,000 were seized along with approximately €240,000 of processed cannabis,” they added.
“All of the drugs seized is valued at approximately €528,000, pending analysis from Forensic Science Ireland.”
A woman in her 50s and a man in his 60s were arrested at the scene.
They are both currently being detained at Castlerea Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.
Investigations are ongoing.