Two men have been arrested by Limerick gardai following the seizure of cannabis plants worth almost half a million euro.
Thousands of plants - at various stages of growth - were seized when members of Garda National Drugs Unit, assisted by local gardai, searched a number of houses in West Limerick earlier today.
The houses are located at Newcastle West, Castletown Connors and Mountcollins,
“This was a major operation targeting the cultivation and harvesting of cannabis plants in the South West region,” said Superintendent Tom O’Connor of Newcastle West garda station.
The two men arrested, who are both non-nationals, are being detained at Newcastle West and Henry Street Garda Stations.