Two men arrested after cannabis grow house discovered in Leitrim 5 months ago

Two men arrested after cannabis grow house discovered in Leitrim

The searches were carried out on Tuesday night.

Two men have been arrested after Gardaí discovered a grow house during an operation in Leitrim targeting cannabis cultivation.

The grow house was discovered during a search of a rented property in the Manorhamilton area on Tuesday night.

Cannabis cultivation equipment along with 50 fully mature cannabis plants, 90 plants in the early stages of growth and 1kg of processed cannabis herb was seized, with a combined estimated value on €60,000.

Two men, who are Lithuanian nationals, aged 49 and 22 years were arrested during the operation.

Both men are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Ballyshannon Garda Station.

The operation was led by Gardaí from Manorhamilton supported by members of the Armed Support Unit (ASU).

An examination of the site is continuing and enquiries are ongoing.