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Tipperary Gardaí Seize Cash, Cannabis, Xanax & Diazepam

Garda District Drug Units continue their war on those selling misery here in Co. Tipperary.

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Gardaí have seized €1,630 of suspected drugs and cash in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, yesterday.
Shortly after 8:00pm members of the Clonmel District Drugs Unit and Clonmel Community Policing Unit carried out a search at a house in the Elm Park area of the town.
Gardaí located and seized suspected Xanax and Diazepam tablets worth approximately €1,300, together with a small amount of suspected cannabis herb.
Gardaí also seized €330 in cash and a mobile phone.
While no arrests were made yesterday; investigating Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry.


Tipperary Male Hospitalised Following Assault By Burglar

Yesterday, in south Tipperary a man was assaulted during a burglary at a house in Westgate Court, Irishtown, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

At around 5.30am yesterday morning, two men entered the victim’s home and stole a number of the latters possessions.

A man in his 30s, the occupant of the house, was woken during the burglary and gave chase after one of the suspects, before being seriously assaulted. The assaulted man was taken to South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel, with what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Gardaí from the Clonmel district carried out a patrol of the Irishtown area before arresting a man, understood to be aged in his 20’s. Later, while carrying out a further search, Gardaí discovered a second man, understood to be aged in his 30’s, attempting to dump stolen property into a nearby river.

Both men have been arrested and are currently being detained at Clonmel Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone, including motorists, who may have been in the area and who have information on this incident in the Irishtown area to contact them at Clonmel Garda Station Tel: 052-6177640, the Garda Confidential Line Tel: 1800-666-111 or indeed any garda station.


Cocaine With Street Value Of €6,000 Seized In Tipperary

As part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs here in Co Tipperary; Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit, ably assisted by Nenagh Gardaí, executed a search warrant on a house in the town of Nenagh North Tipperary on Saturday last.

During the course of this search Gardaí uncovered and seized suspected cocaine with a street value of some €6,000, together with a weighing scale.

A man, aged in his late 30’s, was duly arrested, but has since been released. A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Europol’s 2019 Drug Markets Report
According to Europol’s 2019 Drug Markets Report, rather than sell drugs to local dealers in provincial towns, organised crime groups continue to sell their drugs product themselves. Provincial towns are considered attractive markets to gain direct access to both the local drug users and other potential new customers, with the end user buying directly from big-city criminals, who are more likely to use extreme violence in the enforcement of any outstanding debts.

Irish drug gangs operate a three-tier structure. At the top are located the serious players/importers, who are most often linked through family ties.

They in turn control the middle tier, latter comprising criminals engaged in high-risk, often low-reward activities, such as transporting, holding and dealing the drugs. These individuals carrying guns, and conduct shootings, beatings and other serious intimidation.

At the bottom is a large number of usually highly disadvantaged young people, latter who are often addicted themselves. It is this bottom tier that carry out the bulk of local intimidations and according to Europol, their typical activities are bullying, assaulting, stealing, vandalising and spreading fear on behalf of the overall network.

There are 700 psychoactive substances/drugs being sold on the European market today, the effects of which can be devastating to both users and their families. The end result is that, almost every day, one person dies from drug poisoning here in Ireland and the majority of those who die are male and in their late 30’s.


Proceeds Of Criminal Activity Seized By Tipperary Gardaí

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As part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, members of the District Drugs Unit carried out a search at a house in the Ballingarrane area of Clonmel shortly after 6:00pm yesterday.

During the course of this search Gardaí seized €4,000 in cash, believed to be the proceeds of criminal activity.

Gardaí also seized a man’s Canada Goose Forest Green jacket worth in the region of €600 to €1,000 and a vacuum packing machine suspected to be used for the packaging of drugs.

To date no arrests have been made, however Gardaí are understood to be following a definite line of enquiry.


Gardaí Locate Grow House In Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Cannabis Sativa

Gardaí have arrested one man, aged in his 30’s, and seized €12,500 of suspected drugs in Thurles Tipperary yesterday.

Shortly before 4:00pm Gardaí from Tipperary Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by Templemore Gardaí, executed a search warrant at a house in Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles.

During the course of their search, Gardaí discovered a grow house which contained cannabis plants together with lighting fixtures and a heat control system.

Gardaí seized suspected cannabis plants and cannabis herb, while also seizing two mobile phones, a tablet device and a weighing scales.

The arrested man is currently being detained.