Ireland: Massive cannabis farm hidden inside Westmeath home raided by gardai as plants seized and arrest made

A massive cannabis farm hidden inside a house in Westmeath was raided by gardai on Thursday.

Officers searched a home in Moate this afternoon and found a room full of suspected cannabis plants.

Gardai have seized the plants, which they say are worth an estimated €156,000.

A man aged in his 50s has been arrested and is detained at Athlone Garda Station.

The search was made as part of Operation Tara – an enhanced national anti-drugs strategy.

Commenting on today’s raid, a Garda spokesperson said: “As part of Operation Tara, gardai have seized €156,000 of cannabis following a search in Co Westmeath today, Thursday, June 9, 2022.

“At approximately 12:45pm this afternoon, gardai conducted a search of a residential property in Moate, Co Westmeath.

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