Gardaí have seized an estimated €700,000 worth of cannabis in two separate operations in Co Donegal and Co Cork.
Cannabis plants worth an estimated €400,000 were discovered during a search at a premises in Drumrooske, Co Donegal, which began at about 9.45am on Friday.
During the search a grow house was located and between 450 and 500 cannabis plants – pending analysis – were discovered. The plants were at varying stages of growth, according to gardaí.
Gardaí say the search was carried out under Section 26 of the Misuse of Drugs Act as part of an ongoing operation in the Donegal Town area.
In a separate operation on Friday carried out at various locations in the Bantry area, Co Cork, gardaí seized a large quantity of cannabis herb valued at about €300,000.
The search was carried out as part of an ongoing Garda operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the Bantry area.
No arrests have been made in connection with either seizure and investigations are ongoing.