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Operation Tara - €10,700 Cocaine, Cannabis and Heroin Seized Along with €3,500 Cash, Limerick City, 18th February 2023.

Issue Date: 18th February 2023

Gardaí seized approximately €10,700 of suspected drugs, €3,500 in cash and arrested two men during the course of a number of searches in County Limerick undertaken as part of Operation Tara on Saturday 18th February 2023.

A total of six searches in Limerick city were conducted by Gardaí from the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit assisted by the Regional Dog Unit and the Armed Support Unit.

These searches were aimed at disrupting, dismantling and prosecuting drug trafficking networks and to seize drugs and criminally acquired assets.

During the course of these searches, approximately €8,050 worth of suspected cocaine was seized in addition to approximately €2,000 of suspected heroin and €650 of suspected cannabis.

Drug paraphernalia and €3,500 in cash was also seized. The seized drugs, which has a total value of €10,700, will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

Two men, aged in their 20s and 30s, have been arrested as part of this investigation. Both men are currently being detained at Henry Street Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Investigations are ongoing.