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Thurles Area Drugs Seizure

Two men are currently being detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act, at Thurles Garda station here in Co Tipperary. Their detention is connected to a €100,000 drug seizure following a car chase in the County yesterday.

Both men were arrested near Thurles on a flyover of the M8 Dublin-Cork motorway, having been detected as part of an ongoing crack down targeting the sale and supply of drugs within in the Tipperary region.

Gardaí attempted to stop the vehicle, in which the men were travelling, at Pouldine, Horse & Jockey, at around 2.30pm; however the vehicle failed to halt. The car was later stopped by police just a short distance away.

A 45-year-old man was arrested in the car and a second passenger, a 31-year-old male, who attempted to flee the scene on foot, was also arrested after a short police chase.

The vehicle used by the men, which was seized, contained quantities of cannabis resin and cocaine, both with an estimated, combined street value of over €100,000.

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