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Diamorphine, Street Value €14,000, Seized At Thurles Railway Station.

Gardaí attached to Unit D Thurles, whilst carrying out patrols at Thurles Railway Station this evening, encountered a male acting suspiciously in the area.

Picture courtesy of An Garda Síochána.

The male was subsequently searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act and a large quantity of suspected Diamorphine, with an estimated street value of €14,000 was located and seized.
The male was arrested and detained at Thurles Garda Station, with file being prepared for the DPP.

Diamorphine, also known under its old brand name ‘Heroin’, is a potent opioid, mainly used as a recreational drug for its euphoric effect. Same is a Schedule 1 drug, meaning it is subject to the highest degree of control and classified as a prohibited controlled substance in the Republic of Ireland.
The substance remains the most commonly encountered opioid in Ireland and throughout the European Union.

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