RAID The scene from inside an industrial premises in Claremorris which was converted into a grow house for cannabis. A total of approximately €250,000 worth of the drug was seized.
A raid in Claremorris yesterday (Wednesday) saw gardaí seize a quantity of cannabis with an estimated street value of approximately €250,000.
The search took place at an industrial premises in Claremorris town and a man was arrested at the location.
The man, who is 28-years-old, is currently being detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at a garda station in Mayo and investigations are ongoing.
Gardaí say an industrial unit was converted into a grow house for large scale production. During the course of the search, over 300 cannabis plants were seized with an estimated street value of approximately €250,000, pending analysis.
The search was conducted by gardaí from the Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by the Claremorris Community Engagement team and the Armed Support Unit.
“The impact of drugs on families and the cost of paying to support a drugs habit feeds into crime levels and fear in families in the county,” said Claremorris-based Community Engagement Superintendent Gabriel Moran.
“Our community and also those involved in crime should know that despite our clear focus on supporting communities as we address the challenges of Covid-19, Gardaí in Mayo and across the country will continue to investigate crime and target those selling drugs in our communities.
“An Garda Síochána appeals to anyone who has information about those who are involved in the supply or sale of drugs to speak to their local Garda, contact their local Garda Station or to call the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111,” he added.