Two men arrested in north Leitrim after discovery of cannabis grow house

Two men have been arrested after a cannabis seizure in north Leitrim.

The Lithuanian nationals were detained after a cannabis grow house was discovered during a search of a rented property in the Manorhamilton area last night

Cannabis cultivation equipment along with 50 fully mature cannabis plants, 90 plants in the early stages of growth and 1kg of processed cannabis herb was seized, with a combined estimated value of €60,000.

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Two men aged 49 and 22 years were arrested during the operation. and both are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Ballyshannon Garda Station.

The operation was led by Gardaí from Manorhamilton supported by members of the Armed Support Unit (ASU). An examination of the site is continuing.