Friday 9 December 2016

Almost €250,000 worth of drugs seized in intelligence-led operation

Three men arrested when drugs which came from Spain were discovered

Published 08/04/2016 | 22:19

Credit: Garda Press Office
Credit: Garda Press Office

Three men have been arrested in connection with the seizure of €240,000 worth of drugs.

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Two separate discoveries of herbal cannabis - a total of 12kg - were made in Co Tipperary earlier today.

The seizures were made as part of an intelligence-led operation between Customs officials, the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the Roscrea Divisional Drugs Unit.

Three men of Lithuanian nationality were arrested at an address in Roscrea when a package of drugs with an estimated street value of €140,000 was found.

It is understood that the drugs has come from Spain.

The men - one aged in his late teens and other two aged in their mid 20s - were arrested at the scene.

In a follow up search at another address in Roscrea a package containing 5kg of herbal cannabis was seized with an estimated street value of €100,000.

The men have been detained at Nenagh Garda Station under the provisions of section 2 Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

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