Six people have appeared at Galway District Court this week in connection with a €750,000 drug seizure in the county over the weekend.
The group were initially arrested after gardaí seized cannabis plants with a street value of up to €750,000 as part of a planned operation targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Western Region.
Two houses in the Tuam area and one house in the Oughterard area were searched during the raid and five men and one woman were subsequently arrested and detained for questioning at Mill Street and Loughrea Garda Stations under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.
A garda spokesperson told the Galway Independent that the six were later charged in relation to the seizure and appeared at Galway District Court on Monday.
Ngugen Nam (29) and Tuan Tran (37) of Aldergoole Beg, Garrafauns in Tuam appeared in court with Sun Trianh Trinh (50) of no fixed abode and Van Dung Lee (48) of Ballygally, Glann Road in Oughterard to face three charges of unlawful possession of cannabis, possession of illegal drugs for sale and supply and cultivation of illegal drugs.
Thu Thi Nguyen (37) of Bullaun, Cummer in Tuam and a minor, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were also charged under the same three counts and remanded in custody.