As part of an ongoing operation into the cultivation of drugs in the West Cork Garda Division, Gardaí have arrested a man in his late 30s and a woman in her late 20s, and seized suspected cannabis plants and cannabis herb with a potential street value of €102,000.
On October 30th last, Gardaí were called to the scene of a house fire in Tullyland, Bandon. Upon searching the house, Gardaí discovered a grow house containing €46,600 worth of cannabis plants and €8,400 worth of cannabis herb.
As part of the investigation, Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit in Bandon executed search warrants at three properties in the Ballinhassig area this Thursday, November 15th. A second grow house was discovered at one of the properties, which contained cannabis plants with a potential street value of €47,000.
The man and woman who were arrested and are currently detained at Bandon and Clonakility Garda Stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
All of the drugs seized will now be sent for analysis.