Laois cannabis growhouse raided

GArdai have seized an estimated €140,000 worth of Cannabis at a growhouse in Ballacolla, Co Laois.

GArdai have seized an estimated €140,000 worth of Cannabis at a growhouse in Ballacolla, Co Laois.

As part of an ongoing investigation into the cultivation of Cannabis Gardai carried out at search at a house near the south Laois village, on June 19. During the search a cultivation site was discovered and Cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €140,000 (pending analysis) were seized.

Two men were arrested at the scene and were detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, at Portlaoise Garda Station.