Friday 23 February 2018

Two held after drugs seized in car

Two men are being questioned over the seizure of drugs valued at 100,000 euro.

Detectives attempted to stop a car at Pouldine, Thurles, Co Tipperary, yesterday afternoon but were forced to give chase when it failed to stop.

Gardai caught up with and stopped the vehicle a short distance away on the flyover of the Cork to Dublin motorway.

Cannabis resin and cocaine was recovered, estimated to have a street value of 100,000 euro.

A 45-year-old man was arrested in the car while a 31-year-old who tried to flee on foot was tracked down and also detained.

Both are being held at Thurles Garda Station under section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act.

Gardai said the operation was carried out as part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Tipperary area.

Press Association

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