Two arrests after 120 cannabis plants found in Galway

Drugs worth an estimated €100,000 were discovered at a house in Ballinasloe

Gardaí searched the house at Kilgarve Court in Ballinasloe, Co Galway yesterday.

Gardaí searched the house at Kilgarve Court in Ballinasloe, Co Galway yesterday.

Sun, Aug 3, 2014, 13:46

Two men have been arrested following the discovery of 120 cannabis plants in a house in Co Galway.

The discovery was made during a Garda search of a house at Kilgarve Court in Ballinasloe yesterday morning. In addition to the plants, which were being cultivated on the premises, a quantity of harvested cannabis was also found.

The drugs have a combined street value of €100,000, a Garda spokesman said.

Two men in their 30s were arrested at the scene and are being detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Ballinasloe and Loughrea Garda Stations, where they can be held for up to seven days.