Two men have been arrested following the discovery of a cannabis grow house containing €240,000 of suspected cannabis plants.
Approximately 300 cannabis plants were seized along with growing equipment including lights, fans, and an irrigation system.
The discovery was made by gardaí and detectives from the Sligo /Leitrim Division at a house in Carrigallen, Co Leitrim at approximately 10am on Friday.
Two men, both aged in their mid-20s, were arrested at the house and taken to Carrick on Shannon Garda Station where they were detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. Investigations are ongoing.
More than €80,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb has been seized in Shannon Airport.
Revenue said that as a result of routine operations, officers seized more than 4kgs of the suspected drugs from three different parcels.
They said the suspected drugs have an estimated street value “of over €80,000”.
Revenue said that two of the parcels, which originated from the Netherlands, contained 1kg of herbal cannabis each concealed within pillows.
The third parcel, which originated from Italy and was declared as ‘garden products’, contained 2kgs of the illegal drug.
All three parcels were destined for addresses in Limerick City and County. Revenue said that investigations are ongoing.
They added that the seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing routine operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs.
They said: “If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.”