Cannabis plants worth around €700,000 have been discovered during a raid on a warehouse in Co Cavan.

Detectives based in Bailieborough and backed by local gardaí raided a commercial warehouse in Virginia shortly after 8am.

Two men, believed to be Vietnamese nationals, were found inside along with over 1,000 cannabis plants.

The men were arrested and are being questioned in Bailieborough Garda Station.

The sophisticated grow-house operation contained plants at various stages of maturity.

The area has sealed off.