Series Of Drug Raids Carried Out By Garda In Two Counties

A series of raids have been carried out by gardaí in Roscrea and Thurles, Co Tipperary and Birr, Co Offaly.

Two arrests were made in the Co Tipperary when around 50 gardaí officers raided a number of properties in five different locations.

Gardaí say that two men were arrested during the course of the raid for attempting to cause an obstruction.

The raids follow residents raising concerns at public meetings over drugs. Around 500 people staged an impromptu protest at a local garda station.

Gardaí say that the raids in Thurles seized amphetamine and cannabis with a combined street value of an estimated €40,000.


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