Friday, March 13, 2009

Eight Chinese held in drug raid

Eight people believed to be linked to a Chinese triad gang have been arrested following the discovery of a cannabis plant factory in Co Leitrim.

Cannabis with a potential street value of about €200,000 was discovered in the house in Drumshambo.

All are Chinese nationals understood to be linked to the triad gang, Wo Shing Wo. One of the men, who is in his fifties, is understood to be the leader of the gang and has been living in Ireland since the early 90s.

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