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Cannabis clampdown

Wednesday, 9th May, 2018 4:29pm

Gardaí in Mallow have arrested a man in his 40s following the discovery of a grow house in the Kanturk area of county Cork.   

Gardaí searched the premises on Wednesday morning under warrant and seized approximately €2,000 worth of cannabis herb and €3,200 worth of cannabis plants (both pending analysis).

The man was arrested at the scene and was being detained at Mallow Garda Station as of going to print.

The arrest is the second drug bust in as many days in Cork after Gardaí in Bandon arrested a woman following the seizure of approximately €1000 worth of cannabis herb (also pending analysis).

The woman in her 40s was arrested after Gardaí discovered a quantity of suspect cannabis herb whilst carrying out a Mandatory Intoxicant Testing (MIT) checkpoint in Coolfada, Bandon on Tuesday at approximately 9pm.

The suspect was brought to Bandon Garda Station and has since been released. A file is to be prepared for the Department of Public Prosecutions.

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