Two Men Detained in Connection With Major Drug Seizures In Tipperary

Two men have been arrested in Tipperary in connection with a major drug seizure worth an estimated €550,000.

It is understood that a van failed to stop for garda in Ballinure and as garda gave chase, the officers saw two packages being thrown from the vehicle. Garda stopped the vehicle a short distance away and detained two men, aged 45 and 22.

Following a search, the packages that had been thrown from the van were recovered and discovered to contain ecstasy tablets worth an estimated €150,000.

Following this, further search operations were carried out at residential premises in Cashel and Killenaule. Cannabis herb worth an estimated €400,000 was recovered along with €21,000 in cash.

Both men are currently being detained at Thurles Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 – Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act) 1996. Gardaí say investigations are continuing.

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