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Operation Tara Gardaí arrest one man and seize €100k worth of cannabis in Co Offaly sting

Gardaí carried out a planned search of a residential property in the Tullamore area in Co. Offaly on Thursday evening

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Tullamore cannabis seizure

Tullamore cannabis seizure

Tullamore cannabis seizure

A man aged in his 40s was arrested after gardaí seized approximately €100,000 worth of cannabis.

Gardaí carried out a planned search of a residential property in the Tullamore area in Co. Offaly on Thursday evening.

The man was arrested and is currently being detained for questioning under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1996 at Tullamore Garda Station.

Investigations are ongoing.

The drugs were seized as part of 'Operation Tara'.

Operation Tara will see hundreds of gardai assigned to Divisional Drug Units across every Garda Division in the country take on individuals and groups involved in the drug trade “at all levels”.

The stated aim of Operation Tara is to “disrupt, dismantle and prosecute drug trafficking networks - international, national, local - involved in the importation, distribution, cultivation, production, local sale and supply of controlled drugs".

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