Man arrested in Kildare in connection with €750,000 Kilcullen cannabis growhouse

Investigations continuing

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Man arrested in Kildare in connection with €750,000 Kilcullen cannabis growhouse

Some of the plants found in Kilcullen last June

A man in his 50s has been arrested by Gardaí as part of ongoing investigations into the discovery of Cannabis grow houses in Shankill, Co Dublin and Kilcullen, Co Kildare.

The man was arrested during an operation involving the Dun Laoghaire (DMR East) and Kildare Drugs Units in Kildare town earlier today.

He is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station and can be held for up to seven days.

The man was arrested as part of ongoing investigations into the discovery of a cannabis grow house in Shankill, Co. Dublin on June 14 last year, where cannabis plants with an estimated value of €500,000 were seized, and a grow house in Kilcullen, Co. Kildare on June 13 and seizure of Cannabis plants with an approximate value of €750,000.

The investigation is ongoing.