Man arrested after €200,000 cannabis seizure

A grow house was discovered after emergency services responded to a fire at a house in Co Carlow

Man arrested after €200,000 cannabis seizure

Image: An Garda Síochana

A man in his 70s has been arrested following the seizure of cannabis worth €200,000 in Co Carlow.

At around 9.30am emergency services attended a fire at a house in Rathvilly.

Once the fire was extinguished, Gardaí discovered a grow house with 250 cannabis plants.

A man was arrested at the scene and is being held at Carlow Garda Station.

Gardaí say they are seeking a second man who escaped through the back of the property.

Any witnesses are being asked to contact Carlow Garda Station on 059-913-6620, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or any Garda Station.

Image: An Garda Síochana