Almost €700,000 worth of drugs uncovered in Carlow and Tipperary 3 weeks ago

Almost €700,000 worth of drugs uncovered in Carlow and Tipperary

Two men have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

Almost €700,000 worth of drugs has been uncovered in Carlow and Tipperary in two separate drug seizures.

Gardaí in Killenaule, Tipperary are currently investigating the seizure of drugs and cash following an operation yesterday, Monday 20 May.

Gardaí were on patrol in Ballinure at approximately 3.45pm on Monday afternoon, when they attempted to stop a van.

The van failed to stop and two packages were observed being thrown from the vehicle into a field.

Gardaí told JOE that the van then stopped a short distance away and Gardaí arrested two males (45 and 22 years of age, respectively) in connection with this investigation.

The two packages were retrieved and contained Ecstasy tablets (subject to analysis) with an estimated street value of €150,000.

Following on from investigations, a number of searches were conducted at residential premises in the Cashel and Killenaule areas and during the course of these searches, Cannabis Herb (subject to analysis) with an estimated street value of €400,000 and €21,000 in cash were recovered.

Both men are currently detained at Thurles Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 – Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act) 1996.

As part of a separate operation by Gardaí attached to the Carlow Detective Unit with assistance from the Garda Dog Unit, a premises at Phelim Wood, Tullow, Co Carlow was searched on Friday May 17.

During the course of the search a total of six and quarter kilograms of cannabis herb (subject to analysis) was recovered with an estimated street value of €125,000.

A 44-year-old man was arrested at the scene and detained at Carlow Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 – Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act) 1996 in relation to this investigation.

Investigations are continuing.