Local Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has congratulated the gardai on Saturday’s significant drugs seizure in Mullingar, estimated at €500,000.

“This is an extremely significant drugs seizure and while it is extremely worrying that this activity is going on in the town, the seizure itself must be welcomed.

“I understand this seizure was made as part of an ongoing garda operation and uncovered a cannabis growing operation.  Gardai in Mullingar and across the midlands are doing a great job and I want to congratulate them on their work.

“The community in Mullingar is rightly shocked by this criminal activity. It is extremely important though that anyone with information on similar drug facilities in the area to contact the gardai, confidentially if necessary.”