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Drug seizure and arrests in Dundalk, Louth on the 31/12/16

Cannabis herb and plants approx value €210,000

While out on patrol on Operation Scale (Intelligence gathering and Burglary patrol) in the Dundalk area Gardaí from the Dundalk Detective Unit observed a car and individuals acting suspiciously at Castle Road, Dundalk they stopped and searched the car and  obtained a warrant to search a premises on Castle Road, Dundalk.

During the course of the search of the premises and outbuildings Gardaí discovered a sophisticated cannabis cultivation "Grow house" with approx. 200 plants in various stages of growth with an approximate street value of €160,000(subject to analysis) they also discovered cannabis herb with an approximate street value of €50,000(subject to analysis).

Two males (both 33 years) were arrested and are currently being detained at Dundalk Garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended.    We have no photographs available.