€1 million worth of drugs seized as Gardaí raid cannabis factory 

1,000 plants being cultivated - men also arrested

Leinster Express Reporter


Leinster Express Reporter

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Cannabis with an estimated street value of €1 million has been seized and four men have been arrested following an operation in Kildare according to Gardaí. 

A statement said that as part of an ongoing investigation targeting serious organised criminal activity, Gardaí attached to the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), intercepted and searched two vehicles in the Kildare area at 6.30am on Tuesday October 3, 2020.

Gardaí say that during the course of this search, ten kilogrammes of Cannabis with an estimated street sale value of €200,000 was seized.

A statement said further search was carried out as part of this investigation, at premises in the Kildare area, where a sophisticated cannabis cultivation operation was located containing over one thousand mature cannabis Plants, with an estimated street value yield of €800,000.

Garda HQ say four males aged in their 50’s, 30’s, 20’s and teens have been arrested and are currently detained pursuant to the provisions of sections 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996, at Naas and Newbridge Garda Stations.