A grow house was discovered and 400,000 euro of cannabis herb was seized by gardai in Claremorris yesterday afternoon.Gardaí from the Claremorris Community Engagement Unit assisted by members of the Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit conducted a search at a disused premises at Ballinastanford, on the Balla road, Claremorris.
During the course of the search, it was discovered that this disused premises had been converted into a cannabis grow house with insulation lighting and heat fitted out to facilitate large scale production.
Over 500 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of approximately €400,000 were seized (subject to analysis).
No arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing.
Gardai are keen to speak to three men seen leaving the area yesterday morning who they say may be able to help them with their enquiries.
Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area to contact Claremorris Garda station at 0949371222, or the Garda Confidential line at 1800 666 111.