€161,000 worth of Cannabis found in Ballaghdereen

Five arrests have been made after 289 thousand euro worth of cannabis was found in Connacht.


Four locations in all were searched yesterday – with five men now in Garda custody.

Two separate premises in Ballaghderreen in County Roscommon were searched with 161 thousand euro worth of cannabis plants and herb were found – three men aged 33, 46 and 41 were arrested.

While, in Charlestown in county Mayo, 80 cannabis plants with a value of 64 thousand euro were discovered – a 26-year-old was taken into custody by Gardaí.

The fourth seizure was made in Clogherevagh in county Sligo – where another 80 plants were found with a 49 year old man arrested at the scene.

All five arrested are being detained at Garda stations in Connacht.