THREE Malaysian women are due to appear before Letterkenny District Court this morning charged in connection with Tuesday evening’s discovery of a cannabis factory at a Chinese restaurant in Ballybofey.
A man aged in his 30s also, also believed to be Asian, remains in Garda custody and can be detained for up to seven days.
Cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €360,000 were discovered, along with other items made and adapted for the growth and cultivation of cannabis, during a search at the premises on Navenny Street Ballybofey.
The search was conducted by members of the Letterkenny Drugs Unit as part of an ongoing investigation targeting cannabis cultivation in Donegal.
The three females, one in her 20s and two in their 50s, were arrested and detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Letterkenny Garda Station.