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Over €100,000 In Cannabis, Cocaine & Cash Seized In Tipperary Raid

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A man and a woman, both believed to be in their 20s, have been arrested by the Tipperary Garda Divisional Drug Unit and both remain currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996, at Thurles Garda Station.

Following the execution of a Garda search warrant, Tipperary Divisional Drug Unit, searched a property in the vicinity of Lagganstown, Golden, Co. Tipperary shortly before 10:00am this morning, as part of ‘Operation Overwatch’.

During this search, a quantity of what is suspected as being cannabis, latter with an estimated value €100,000 was seized, together with a smaller amount of cocaine, which was located in a motor vehicle, parked on the property. Also seized was €2,250 in cash together with other items of suspected drug paraphernalia.

The presumed drugs haul will now be forwarded for final clarification and analysis.


Cannabis Grow House Discovered In Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

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With the latest figures from the Health Research Board showing a continuing rise in the number of people seeking help for cannabis use; we learn today, that what are suspected as being cannabis plants, worth an estimated €120,000, have been seized at a house in Co Tipperary.

The discovery was made following a fire, which began early this morning, causing extensive damage to property situated in the Rathnavogue area of Roscrea, north of the county.

When the fire was eventually extinguished, local Gardaí searching the building, discovered it had been converted into an apparent ‘grow house’ with a cultivation system, including the necessary heat lamps and fans, installed.

Meanwhile, south of the county and earlier this week Gardaí arrested four men, while seizing an estimated €1,100 worth of suspected cannabis herb, following the pursuit of a car in the Clonmel are of Co. Tipperary.

Gardaí are asking anyone with information to contact Nenagh Garda Station on Tel: 067 50450, or the Garda Confidential Line on Tel: 1800 666 111 to assist them with their ongoing investigations.


CAB Coordinates Raids In Eight Counties Including Co. Tipperary

Fifty members of the Criminal Assets Bureau, supported by the Emergency Response Unit and the Regional Support Unit from the Garda Western Region, carried out a coordinated series of searches on an organised crime gang involved in the sale and supply of drugs.

Property seized included six cars; one x 191 registered Ford Focus; two x 181 registered Ford Focus; one x 181 registered Ford Ranger; two x 161 registered Ford Focus and a ‘TuffMac’ general duty car trailer; all with an estimated combined value of some €120,000.

More than 100 Garda members were involved in some 21 searches across counties Tipperary, Longford, Offaly, Laois, Westmeath, Cavan, Roscommon and Dublin. We understand that these searches were focused on 5 residential addresses; 16 business premises, mainly car dealerships and one midland Solicitor’s office.

Cocaine valued at €25,000 was also seized and freezing orders were placed on six bank accounts which contained approximately €50,000.

Also seized were drug paraphernalia, computers, mobile phones, financial documents, fake €20 bank notes, 3 Rolex watches and a quantity of lady’s designer handbags.

A male in his 20’s has been arrested by local Gardaí under the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud) Offences Act, 2001


Male Arrested In Thurles In Connection With Attack On TD Martin Kenny

A male, believed to be from the Thurles area, is currently being detained at Thurles Garda Station, under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The arrest follows investigations by Gardaí into an arson attack, last week, on the car of a democratically elected Sinn Fein representative Mr Martin Kenny, at his home in Aughavas, near Ballinamore in Co. Leitrim.

The arson attack, targeting Deputy Kenny’s motor vehicle, [a married father of four children], occurred some days after he received death threats.

These death threats followed an earlier speech given in Dáil Éireann, where the forty-eight-year old Mr Kenny, slammed fear-mongering and unnecessary hysteria, being whipped up by members of the far right movement, in relation to immigration.

A Garda statement last night stated: “Gardaí in Leitrim investigating an incident of criminal damage by fire which occurred in the Aughavas area of Co Leitrim at approximately 2.30am on 28th October 2019, have today arrested a male aged in his mid-40’s”.


Gardaí Swoop On Cannabis Grow House At Mullinahone, Thurles

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What has been described as a ‘sophisticated cannabis grow house’ has been discovered by Gardaí, some 32.4 km (20 miles); just a 32 minute drive from Thurles, Co. Tipperary, via the R690.

The grow house was located at a house close to the village of Mullinahone, Thurles, on late Monday evening last, resulting in the seizure of 60 suspected cannabis plants, latter with an estimated value of €48,000 and cannabis herb, same worth approximately €4000. Total estimated value of the seizure some €52,000.

Two males, understood to be aged in their 40’s, from Co. Kilkenny and Co. Tipperary respectively, were arrested at the scene by the Kilkenny/Carlow Divisional Drug Unit, latter having executed a search warrant.

The two men arrested at the scene were brought to Kilkenny Garda Station; both detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. They have since been charged and are expected to appear before the courts within the next 14 days, on a date yet to be finalised.

The drug haul will now be forwarded for full analysis.