Garda seize €400,000 worth of cannabis plants in west Dublin home
Most of the house was adapted to grow cannabis with an elaborate ventilation system
Gardaí had obtained a warrant to search the suspected grow house on foot on intelligence. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Gardaí raided the home in Hazelbury Park, Dublin 15, at 7pm on Thursday.
Inside, gardaí discovered about 450 mature cannabis plants, which had an estimated street value of €400,000.
Much of the home had been converted to grow the plants, including what appeared to be an elaborate ventilation system.
Gardaí had obtained a warrant to search the suspected grow house on foot on intelligence.
The exact worth of the cannabis plants seized will be determined by further analysis.
A second follow-up search was conducted at a home on Cedarhurst Road, near Phoenix Park, Dublin 7.
During the search of this home gardaí seized a large number of luxury goods, believed to be bought with the proceeds of crime.
Items seized by gardaí included designer bags, shoes, jewellery and a 181 Mercedes-Benz vehicle. A freeze was also placed on a bank account which held more than €130,000.
A Garda spokesman said: “No arrests have been made at this time and investigations are ongoing”.