€1.6m Laghey Cannabis haul - two men arrested

Two men are still being detained at Ballyshannon Garda Station in connection with a Cannabis seizure near Laghey.

Two men are still being detained at Ballyshannon Garda Station in connection with a Cannabis seizure near Laghey.

The huge cannabis haul - with an estimated street value of €1.6m was seized at a warehouse in Trummon, Laghey yesterday.

The seizure was part of an ongoing operation by gardaí from Ballyshannon assisted by the Garda National Drug Unit.

2,000 plants, which gardaí say were part of an elaborate growing operation were seized as part of planned search at a warehouse in Trummon, Laghey.

Two men, one in his 30’, one is his 40’s were arrested at the scene and are being questioned at the moment at Ballyshannon Garda Station.

Reaction in the Laghey area last night to the discovery - and the extent of the haul - was a mixture of shock and surprise.

“You never really do know what is going on down the road,” one bewildered local who declined to be named, told the Donegal Democrat, adding: “obviously the gardaí know more than they get credit for some times.”