Cannabis worth €528k discovered at Ballaghaderreen growhouse

A man (60s) and woman (50s) were arrested as Gardaí seized €528,000 worth of cannabis following the discovery of a growhouse in Ballaghaderreen earlier this week.

The arrests and seizure followed a search of a property at around 1 pm on Monday.

Gardaí from the Roscommon Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by Gardaí from Castlerea, conducted a search of a premises in Ballaghaderreen as part of Operation Tara.

During the course of this search, a suspected cannabis growhouse was discovered by Gardaí. Suspected cannabis plants with an estimated value of €288,000 were seized along with approximately €240,000 of processed cannabis.

Gardaí say that the drugs seized are 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 currently ongoing.