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Male Arrested By Tipperary Gardaí Following Drugs & Offensive Weapons Seizure.

A male, aged in his 20s, was arrested by Gardaí in Clonmel on Wednesday last and was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at a Garda station in Co. Tipperary. The arrest followed the seizure of firearms and ammunition, undertaken as part of a multi-agency search operation.

The search was conducted as part of ongoing investigations into organised criminal activity within the Clonmel area.

In all a total of 12 properties were searched by Gardaí, in association with Revenue Customs Officials and members of the Defence Forces (Engineers No 1 Brigade).

The searches led to two shotguns being seized together with ammunition, a machete and incapacitant spray, all of which are now the subject of further technical examination by investigating gardaí.
Also seized, during the course of this search operation, was suspected crack cocaine and heroin with an estimate street value of €2,500 and €1,500 in cash.

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