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[Irish Independent] , Riegel, Ralph and Brady, Tom Gardai seek to prove triad link to cannabis growhouses. (12 Dec 2012)

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Gardai are hopeful their 'Operation Wireless II' crackdown on cannabis growhouses will provide proof for the first time of the involvement of UK-based Chinese triad gangs.

Chinese translators are now assisting detectives investigating the results of over 200 raids carried out nationwide into the cannabis supply network.

A total of five major growhouses were successfully targeted in Dublin, Wexford, Meath and Cork with over €1m worth of cannabis seized.

Over recent months, almost 30 Asian nationals have been arrested for growhouse-related activities. Many were found to have no passports or identifying papers on them. Some are believed to have been low-wage migrants tricked by the triads into working in cannabis production.

Item Type:News
Source:Irish Independent
Date:12 December 2012
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance related offence > Drug offence > Illegal production of drugs
B Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Substance related crime > Crime associated with substance production and distribution
MM-MO Crime and law > Organised crime

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