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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.


19.6kgs Of Tobacco Seized In Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Revenue officers have seized 19.6 kilograms of “roll-your-own” tobacco in Nenagh, North Co. Tipperary. Same following warranted searches of two targeted premises in the area.

A female aged in her late 40’s and a man aged in his early 20’s have since been interviewed in relation to the seizures.

The tobacco, which bore the brand name ‘Amber Leaf’, held a retail value of approximately €11,500.
Sales of same would have represented a loss to the Irish Exchequer of some €9,600.

Revenue officials confirm that investigations are further ongoing, with a view to possible prosecutions


Gardaí Raid Two Housing Estates In Nenagh

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions, following an arrest and searches carried out on Thursday last, by the Divisional Drugs Unit, based in North Tipperary.

The searches undertaken were carried out in two housing estates in the town of Nenagh, following an intelligence led operation aimed at tackling suspected drug dealing in the North Tipperary area.

We understand that an undisclosed sum of cash, together with goods, latter believed to be associated with the proceeds of crime, were seized by Gardaí.

We also understand that one male was arrested, under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act, and has since been released prior to the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions.


Ennis To Be Site Of Garda Regional & Divisional Headquarters

An Garda Síochána has today announced that the location of the Regional and Divisional Headquarters for the amalgamated Clare / Tipperary Garda divisions, will move and remain based in Ennis, Co Clare.

Losing its divisional HQ status is the Garda station here in Thurles, Co. Tipperary, together with other stations in Navan, Co. Meath, Naas, Co. Kildare and Bray, Co. Wicklow, and the towns of Roscommon, Sligo and Monaghan.

We are informed that a wide range of operational factors were taken into serious considered, before deciding where this new Regional and Divisional Headquarters should be located, e.g. crime trends; projected future growth; population density; human activity and artificial physical features of the area; resources including political and economic activities and finally demand on workload.

This new announced operational model is expected to be introduced on a phased basis, with Garda Divisions now reduced from 28 to 19 in number. The newly formed Clare/Tipperary division will remain part of the Southern Region. The other regional divisions making up this region being identified as Cork City, Cork County, Kerry County and Limerick County.


Gardaí Locate Hijacked Van On Tipperary Border

Gardaí have located a van (UK registration licence plate number CU 16 TZR) which was hijacked yesterday afternoon, in Co. Limerick, in a wooded area near Doon, latter less than two miles from the Co. Tipperary border.

The alarm was raised shortly after the van was hijacked by a gang, travelling in a black BMW Series 1 motor vehicle on the Caherline Road, between Caherconlish and Hospital, at around 3:00pm. It is understood that one of the hijackers was armed with a handgun. The van was then driven in a south-easterly direction, heading for Herbertstown, Co. Limerick. The BMW and hijackers to date remain at large.

The uninjured van-owner, aged in his 30s, had in his possession a sum of cash, belonging to a well-known individual working in the motor trade; together with a cargo of expensive motor parts included catalytic converters.

A major Garda operation remains underway, including helicopter support and Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are appealing for any motorists who were travelling in the Caherline Road or Doon areas who may have dash-cam footage, to contact them.

Roxboro Road Garda station can be contacted at Tel: (061) 2144340 or via the Garda Confidential Line, Telephone: 1800 666 111.