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Operation Tara: €156,000 Cannabis Seizure - Moate, Co. Westmeath - 9th June 2022

Issue Date: 9th June 2022

As part of Operation Tara, Gardaí have seized €156,000 of Cannabis following a search in Co. Westmeath today, Thursday 9th June 2022.

At approximately 12:45pm this afternoon, Gardaí conducted a search of a residential property in Moate, Co. Westmeath. During the course of the search suspected cannabis plants with an estimated value of €156,000 was discovered.

A man in his 50s was arrested as a result and is currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Athlone Garda station. 

Investigations are ongoing.