€398,400 Cannabis seized in Annaghdown

Man in his 30s due to be charged today (Sunday)

AS part of Operation Tara, Galway Gardaí seized combined drugs valued at €398,400 and arrested a man in his 30s following a search of a house yesterday (Saturday) afternoon.

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 was due to appear before a special sitting of Galway District Court today (Sunday).

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