Cannabis plants seized by police in Castleblaney

Cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of 500,000 euros, have been seized by police in the Irish Republic.

The drugs were discovered in a 'grow house' on industrial premises in Castleblaney, County Monaghan.

Two women, one in her 20s and the other in her 30s were arrested during the operation on Thursday evening.

Police said it was part of an operation targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Monaghan area.