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€398,400 Cannabis Plants & Herb Seizure and Arrest, Annaghdown, Galway. 13th August, 2022.

Issue Date: 14/08/2022

As part of Operation Tara, Gardaí from Galway seized combined drugs valued at €398,400 and arrested a man (30's) following a search of a house on Saturday afternoon 13th August, 2022.

Gardaí obtained a Section 26 warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977 and carried out a search at a residential property in Annaghdown, Galway. During the course of the search they seized cannabis plants and cannabis herb with an estimated combined street value of €398,400.

The man was arrested at the scene and taken to Galway Garda station where he was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

The man has since been charged and is due to appear before a special sitting of Galway District Court this morning Sunday 14th August, 2022 after 10am.

All of the drugs seized will now be sent for further analysis.

Investigations ongoing.