Cannabis plants worth €500k seized
A man appeared before the courts last Friday in connection with the discovery of a 1,000-plant cannabis farm in Shankill.
Gardai seized a large quantity of cannabis plants and arrested a man following a search at a house at Heronford Lane, Shankill, last Tuesday.
As part of an on-going operation targeting the cultivation of cannabis in the south Dublin area, Gardaí carried out the search of the house on the evening of Tuesday, June 14. They found more than 1,000 cannabis plants on the property. They discovered 400 cannabis plants growing on the ground floor and a further 700 in the basement of the house.
The seizure may have a street value, subject to analysis, of in excess of €500,000.
A man in his 30s was detained for a period at Shankill Garda Station before appearing in court on Friday.
The man in question was held under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
The house was sealed off last Tuesday evening and during Wednesday. A technical examination was carried out at the premises on Wednesday.