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Heroin and cannabis worth €310,000 seized in Tipperary

A man and a woman were arrested.

File photo of an armed garda
File photo of an armed garda

HEROIN AND CANNABIS worth over €300,000 has been seized in Co Tipperary.

As part of an intelligence-led operation, gardaí from the Cork City Drugs Unit, assisted by the Armed Support Unit in Cahir, stopped a van on the Dublin Road in Cashel on Saturday night.

During the course of the search of the vehicle, gardaí discovered €30,000 worth of cannabis herb (subject to analysis).


The two occupants of the van, a 45-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman, were arrested and brought to Cahir Garda Station where they were detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act.

Yesterday, during a follow-up search of a house in Cashel, gardaí discovered heroin with an approximate street value of €280,000 (subject to analysis).

The woman was released today without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. The man was charged and will appear before a special sitting of Nenagh District Court at 7.30pm today.

Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings.

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