Gardaí seize €400k worth of cannabis and freeze €130k in bank account after raiding ‘elaborate grow house’
GARDAÍ IN BLANCHARDSTOWN have seized €400,000 worth of mature cannabis plants following a raid yesterday evening.© Sam Boal Rollingnews.ie File photo.
A residence in Hazelbury Park, Dublin 15 was searched at around 7pm yesterday after gardaí obtained a search warrant following intelligence they had received.
During the search, gardaí discovered an “elaborate grow house” where much of the premises had been adapted to the cultivation of cannabis plants, along with an extensive ventilation system.
Approximately 450 mature cannabis plants were seized with an estimated street value of €400,000.
A second follow-up search was conducted at a residence on Cedarhurst Road in Dublin 7.
During this search, gardaí seized a large quantity of designer goods including bags, shoes and jewellery, along with a 181 Mercedes Benz car. All of these are suspected as being the proceeds of crime.
A bank account containing over €130,000 was also seized during the search operation.
No arrests have been made as of yet, and investigations remain ongoing.
Fred asks? Ireland – illegal drugs cost the highest price in EU. However on our Island it has been reported that a 200,000 euros street value of cocaine can be sold for 320,000 euros in the North of Eire ie at a premium which means, especially, places like Drogheda and Longford (new gateways) are a transit route for big profits. Spotlight BBC 1 TV programme last Monday night told us the links that exist and that the source is Republic of Ireland and other countries abroad. Ireland needs to wake up.