Over €1.3 million worth of heroin seized by Gardaí in Limerick 9 months ago

Over €1.3 million worth of heroin seized by Gardaí in Limerick

No arrests were made in connection with the seizure.

Heroin with an estimated street value of over €1.3 million has been seized by Gardaí following a number of searches in Limerick on Friday, 15 April.


Gardaí attached to the Limerick Divisional Drug Unit, supported by Gardaí from Mayorstone, the Regional Dog Unit, and members of the Defence Forces carried out the searches in Corbally and Clonlara as part of Operation Tara, targeting the distribution of controlled drugs in the Limerick area.

During the course of one search in particular, Gardaí recovered heroin with an estimated street value – subject to analysis – of €1.34 million.

No arrests were made during the course of the search.

The drugs will now be forwarded to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.


A further search took place at a separate location, which resulted in Gardaí seizing €12,500 in cash.

A man aged in his 40s was arrested at the scene of this search.

He has been taken to Henry Street Garda Station where he has been detained pursuant to Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Investigations are ongoing.