Man arrested after €592k worth of suspected cannabis seized during raid in Co Roscommon
17th June 2021
A MAN HAS been arrested after gardaí seized over €590,000 worth of suspected cannabis during a search operation in Co Roscommon. © An Garda Saiochaana via Twitter An image of the scene today
As part of an intelligence led operation, gardaí obtained a search warrant for a residence in Frenchpark.
The search was carried out at 3.30pm today by the Roscommon and Longford Divisional Drugs Unit.
During the course of the search, a sophisticated growhouse was discovered in the residence and external sheds on the property.
A total of 139 cannabis plants of varying maturity were seized, with an estimated street value of €112,000.
Approximately 22.5kg of vacuum packed cannabis herb was also seized with an estimated street value of €480,000.
All drugs will now be sent for analysis.
A man, aged in his 20s, was arrested during the search operation. He is currently detained in Castlerea Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.
Investigations are ongoing.