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05th May 2018

Dublin house fire uncovers sophisticated cannabis grow house

The estimated street value is more than

Michael Lanigan

The discovery was made on Saturday morning

Gardaí have uncovered a grow house in Dublin containing cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £100,000.

The discovery was made while Gardaí and Dublin Fire Brigade were attending a house fire at Brian Road, Marino, Dublin 3 at approximately 7.05am on Saturday, May 5.

Following further investigation, Gardaí at Clontarf Drugs Unit seized 137 cannabis plants in the sophisticated grow house.

The plants have an estimated value of £100,000 pending further analysis.

A man in his 20s from Lithuania was arrested at the scene. He is currently being detained at Clontarf Garda Station under Section 4 Criminal Justice Act 1984.