Man charged after gardaí find €1.4m worth of cannabis plants
A 28-year-old man has been charged in relation to a major drug seizure in Tralee.
Cao Son Nguyen, originally from Vietnam, was arrested as gardaí raided a unit in Clash Industrial Estate on Monday morning.
In the course of the raid 1,800 cannabis plants were seized, which Tralee District Court was told are worth €1.4m.
A second man who was also arrested at the unit is still receiving treatment in Kerry General Hospital after he injured himself while attempting to flee gardaí.
Garda Eoin O'Donovan told the court that the accused man was found during a planned raid at KHP Industrial Complex in Clash Industrial Estate Tralee at 9:46am on Monday morning.
He was arrested at the scene and has been charged with possession of cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to sell or supply and cultivation of cannabis.
Garda Superintendent Jim O'Connor asked the judge to refuse a bail application for Mr Nguyen, who is believed to be a considerable flight risk.
Judge James O'Connor agreed, and remanded the man, who describes himself as a fisherman by profession, to appear before Tralee District Court next Wednesday, October 30.
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