Gardai discover cannabis growhouse and seize large number of plants

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The exploration was made at a house in Aughavas, near Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim. 

During the progression of the search a highly sophisticated grow house was discovered which had all over 250 cannabis plants growing (subject to analysis) at a mature phase of growth.

The plants have an estimated street value of €200,000.

One man in his early 50s was caught and is currently detained at Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station under Section 2 of the Dishonest Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

The house is sealed off for a forensic technical assessment which is taking place at this time. 

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