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Operation Tara: €241,500 Drugs Seized and Two Arrests, Carlow, 22nd February 2023

Issue Date: 22nd February 2023

Gardaí in Carlow have seized drugs to the value of €241,500 and arrested two persons following a search operation in Carlow this afternoon, Wednesday 22nd February 2023.

As part of Operation Tara, Gardaí attached to the Kilkenny and Carlow Divisional Drugs Unit and the Carlow District Detective Unit conducted the search of a residence under warrant at approximately 3.30pm today.

During the course of the search, Gardaí seized €23,000 of suspected cannabis herb, €20,000 of suspected Amphetamines and suspected ecstasy tablets to the value of €1,500.

Follow-up searches were conducted at a premises in Carlow town. During the course of this search, €120,000 of suspected cannabis herb and €77,000 of suspected Amphetamines were seized.

The total value of drugs seized is estimated at €241,500. All drugs are now subject to analysis by Forensic Science Ireland (FSI).

A male (aged in his 40s) and a female (aged in her 30s) were arrested as part of this investigation. They are both currently detained in Carlow Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

Investigations are ongoing.