Gardaí have arrested three men following the discovery of a “large-scale cannabis cultivation operation” at a property in rural Co. Roscommon.

As part of Operation Tara, gardaí attached to the Mayo Roscommon Longford Divisional Drugs Unit conducted a search at a property in the Loughglynn area around 3:30p.m yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, April 9).

During the search gardaí seized approximately €700,000 worth of suspected cannabis plants and cannabis herb.

All drugs are now subject to analysis by Forensic Science Ireland (FSI).

Image Source: An Garda Síochána Roscommon on Facebook

Three men, aged in their 30s, were arrested at the scene. They are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, at garda stations in Roscommon.

Gardaí say that investigations into the drug seizure are ongoing.

Operation Tara, which was launched in 2021, aims to disrupt, dismantle and prosecute drug trafficking networks involved in the importation, distribution, cultivation, production, local sale and supply of controlled drugs.

Last month, gardaí discovered cannabis grow houses at two residential properties in the New Inn and Creggs areas of rural Co. Galway.

Cannabis plants worth €228,000, along with cannabis herb worth €75,000 were seized during that operation.


Separately, an investigation is underway into the suspected theft of diesel from a farm in Co. Cork.

Gardaí confirmed to Agriland they are investigating an incident of a theft from farmland in Boherbue, west Cork in the early hours of Thursday, April 4.

The Kilcummin Community Alert social media page stated: “The vehicle involved in this theft has been seized by Gardaí, but culprits have not been located at this time.”

The post added that the theft was in the “Boherbue/Kiskeam area”.

They added that those who noticed anything suspicious in the area are being asked to contact Macroom Garda Station on 026 20590.