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15 Dogs, 3 Horses, 3 Stolen Caravans & Drugs Seized In South Co. Tipperary.

Two men remain detained in Garda custody in Co. Tipperary, following a joint-agency search operation carried out on Wednesday last, in the Heywood / Ardgeeha areas of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Gardaí from the Clonmel District, assisted by members of the Armed Support Unit; Dog Unit; Public Order Unit, and the Stolen Vehicle Investigation Unit, all took part in what was described as an intelligence led search operation.

Personnel from the Irish Defence Forces based in Co. Cork, Revenue Customs Service and the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) also assisted in the operation.
Five persons in all were initially arrested, with one male and two females having since been released without charge.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), following the seizure by the ISPCA of 15 dogs and 3 horses; while 3 caravans latter believed stolen and a quantity of drugs with an estimated street value of €2,000 were also located.

Further investigations remain ongoing.

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