Over €950,000 of suspected cannabis plants have been seized and three people arrested following the search of a premises in County Galway yesterday afternoon.

The search of a premises was conducted under Operation Tara by Gardaí attached to Galway Garda Station and the Galway Divisional Drugs Unit shortly after 3:30pm in Kilcolgan, County Galway.

During the course of this search, Gardaí discovered a sophisticated growhouse operation within the premises and seized suspected cannabis plants worth approximately €950,000.

Two men (both in their 40s) and one woman (aged in her 30s) were arrested at the scene.

They are currently being detained at the North Western Regional HQ under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

All of the drugs seized will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

Investigations are ongoing.

Speaking yesterday about this seizure, Chief Superintendent Gerard Roche in Galway says this is a significant blow to those trafficking illegal drugs in the Galway Garda Division and we will continue to tackle organised crime and drug dealers in County Galway.


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