On Tuesday 21st July, 2020 as part of ongoing investigations targeting Organised Crime Groups operating in the Wicklow area, a Joint Intelligence led operation was conducted by the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau, the Wicklow Divisional Drugs Unit, the Baltinglass Detective Unit and the Revenue Customs Service.
The operation, under Operation Tara, resulted in the search of a house in the Dunlavin area. During the course of the search herbal cannabis, cocaine and valium (subject to analysis) with an estimated street value of €20,000 was seized by Customs Officers.
Gardaí arrested a 29 year old man at the scene and he is currently detained under Section 4 of The Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Baltinglass Garda Station.
Investigations are continuing.