Laghey €1.6m Cannabis drugs haul - two to appear at special court

Two men detained at Ballyshannon Garda Station in connection with a 1.6m Cannabis seizure near Laghey will appear in court this evening.

Two men detained at Ballyshannon Garda Station in connection with a 1.6m Cannabis seizure near Laghey will appear in court this evening.

A garda spokesperson confirmed to the Donegal Democrat that the two men will appear before a special sitting of Sligo District Court to be held this evening.

The huge cannabis haul - with an estimated street value of €1.6m was uncovered 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 were questioned today 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.”