Cannabis country

A deadly drugs triangle from Laghey in south Donegal to Tullaghan in North Leitrim and Garrsion in West Fermanagh, has yielded upwards of €2.25m worth of cannabis plants in the last six months alone.

A deadly drugs triangle from Laghey in south Donegal to Tullaghan in North Leitrim and Garrsion in West Fermanagh, has yielded upwards of €2.25m worth of cannabis plants in the last six months alone.

This follows a massive cannabis plant factory discovery in Laghey on Friday last. Two Chinese nationals arrested on site were remanded in custody after gardai swooped on the warehouse, which was cultivating 2,000 cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of €1.6m. They have since appeared in court.

Inspector Denis Joyce told this paper: “Last Friday’s seizure was fully kitted out at considerable expense and took time to complete. It was a very sophisticated operation. It’s an ongoing battle but it all helps to defeat this scourge.”

Last month, the PSNI in Garrison, seized £130,000stg worth of cannabis plants. This latest seizure follows the discovery last November of €500,000 worth of cannabis near Tullaghan - less than 20 miles from this latest seizure in Laghey.

The planned seizure at a warehouse at Gargrim, Tullaghan, saw gardaí recover a massive quantity of plants.

No direct link has been made between these finds by gardaí, but it’s becoming increasingly obvious that suppliers are becoming more brazen and sophisticated as they attempt to saturate the region with narcotics.