Gardaí in Clare have recovered more than three quarters of a million euro worth of cannabis plants at three different grow houses on the West Clare peninsula.
Three people were arrested yesterday (Monday) during the raid of two different houses in the Kilkee area, as part of ongoing investigations into the cultivation of drugs in west Clare. On Wednesday half a million euro worth of cannabis plants were discovered in Carrigaholt by local Gardaí working as part of a national operation –  “Nitrogen”.
Yesterday afternoon Gardaí in Kilrush arrested a man believed to be a Vietnamese national following the planned raid of the rented house in Kilkee. The number of cannabis plants secured in the raid will not be known until later today (Tuesday) but it has been described by Gardaí as “sizeable”.
The man in his early 50s was arrested and detained in Ennis Garda Station last night under Section 2 of the Drugs Trafficking Act.
Earlier that morning Gardaí from Kilrush discovered 200 cannabis plants, worth an estimated €160,00, in another rented house in the Kilkee area.

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Claire Gallagher is a multi-award winning journalist with more than 15 years experience in media. The Galwegan began her career in radio working in news and current affairs. Having spent a year on the dark side – political PR and Spin – she returned to journalism and has since then worked mainly in print – regional and national – while continuing to work with the broadcast media. She has been with the Clare People since its foundation in 2005. She was awarded “Young Irish Medical Journalist of the Year” in June 2008 while working with the paper. Twitter @galocon Facebook ClaireGallagherClarePeople

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