Gardaí have seized €18,500 worth of suspected cannabis plants and cannabis herb following the discovery of a cannabis grow house at a property in Westport yesterday.


The detection was made at approximately 12.30pm when Gardaí attached to the Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit carried out a search of a property in Westport town.


During the course of the search Gardaí located and seized a number of suspected cannabis plants valued at €12,800 which were growing in the premises.


In addition Gardaí seized approximately €5,700 worth of cannabis herb (pending analysis), as well as lights and fans associated with the cultivation process.


No arrests have been made to date.


Investigations are ongoing.


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