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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C
An Garda Síochána The seized drugs
# operation tara
€300,000 worth of cannabis seized in Tipperary and Carlow
Two men were arrested by gardaí.

GARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED approximately €300,000 worth of suspected cannabis and arrested two men, following a number of searches conducted in counties Tipperary and Carlow as part of Operation Tara on Saturday.

At approximately 10.50am yesterday, gardaí from Nenagh intercepted a vehicle on the M7 Motorway at Lisatunny.

During the course of a search of this vehicle, approximately €100,000 of suspected cannabis was located within a concealed compartment in the boot and seized by gardaí. The two male occupants of the car were arrested.

During the course of a follow-up operation at a residence on the Tullow Road in county Carlow at approximately 3pm, gardaí conducted a search of a vehicle on the property and approximately €200,000 of suspected cannabis was located within a concealed compartment and seized.

All of the drugs seized will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

The two arrested men, aged in their 40s and 30s, are currently being detained at Nenagh Garda Station under the provisions of section two of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

The searches were carried out as a result of ongoing investigations by gardaí into the activities of an organised crime group by gardaí in the eastern region and in county Tipperary.

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