€100,000 worth of cannabis seized by gardai in Wexford

By David Tucker

Cannabis Plants in Garda Station on Wednesday worth 100 Thousand euro
Cannabis Plants in Garda Station on Wednesday worth 100 Thousand euro

MORE than 100 cannabis plants with a street value of €100,000 were seized in a major garda operation in the Mayglass area on Tuesday night.

Gardai said they had uncovered 'a very sophisticated growhouse' when they searched a house in the area on a warrant issued under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

'Over 100 plants were seized for evidential purposes,' said a garda spokesman.

He said a man, who had been living in the area for some time, was arrested later in the evening and was released after being questioned for some hours. A file is being prepared for the DPP.

The seizure was part of Operation Thor anti-crime initiative which Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says it aimed at identifying, targeting and disrupting criminals and bringing them to justice.

Wexford People