Four held after Cork cannabis growhouse discovered

Polish men arrested after €200,000 of drug found in rented house 6km from Macroom

A file photograph of a cannabis growhouse. Four men have been held in Cork following the discovery of some €200,000 worth of the drug. Photograph:Garda/PA Wire.

A file photograph of a cannabis growhouse. Four men have been held in Cork following the discovery of some €200,000 worth of the drug. Photograph:Garda/PA Wire.

Mon, Dec 16, 2013, 06:45

Gardaí in Co Cork have arrested four men for questioning following the discovery of cannabis worth up to €200,000 in Co Cork .

The highly elaborate cannabis growhouse was uncovered when gardaí searched a rented property at Rusheen, some 6km north east of Macroom, at about 10pm last night.

Lighting, heating and ventilation equipment were discovered in the garage of the property along with harvested and growing cannabis plants.

Detectives arrested four Polish men, all in their 20s and 30s, at the premises. They were taken to Bandon Garda station for questioning about the haul.

All four men were arrested under drugs trafficking legislation which allows gardaí detain suspects for up to seven days before they have to be released or charged.

Last night’s discovery is the third major cannabis growhouse operation found by gardaí in Mid-Cork this year and follows similar such seizures in the north and west of the county.

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