Cannabis worth €500,000 seized near Tullaghan

The Mayor of Bundoran, Sinn Féin Cllr. Mick McMahon, has congratulated gardaí on recovering 500,000 euro worth of cannabis plants in a recent raid on a premises on the outskirts of Tullaghan.

The Mayor of Bundoran, Sinn Féin Cllr. Mick McMahon, has congratulated gardaí on recovering 500,000 euro worth of cannabis plants in a recent raid on a premises on the outskirts of Tullaghan.

Mayor McMahon said: “Gardaí carried out an operation last Friday in which they recovered a substantial amount of drugs that were being grown in the building. I would like to congratulate them on their great work. Parents can sleep soundly knowing that these drugs, at least, will not make their way on to our streets.”

A garda spokesperson said yesterday that the drugs seizure of the cannabis plants was made at 9.30am following a planned search at a warehouse at Gargrim, Kinlough, Co Leitrim.

The spokesperson said: “It was a highly sophisticated process for growing cannabis, using the use of elaborate lighting.”

The operation involved Gardaí from Manorhamilton District, the Drug Unit/Task Force from Sligo and the Garda National Drugs Unit.

Two males, Chinese nationals aged 29 and 50, were arrested at the scene.

They appeared at a special sitting of Carrick-on-Shannon District Court on Sunday and have been remanded in custody to appear at Harristown District Court on Friday.