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Drugs bust Gardai arrest two men and seize €10k worth of tablets after vehicle search in Tipperary

Gardaí on routine patrol stopped a car after observing it acting suspiciously on the N24, Clonmel Bypass

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Photo: An Garda Síochána Tipperary

Photo: An Garda Síochána Tipperary

Photo: An Garda Síochána Tipperary

Gardaí have seized approximately €10,000 worth of tablets found hidden in a car in Tipperary.

Officers on routine patrol stopped a car after observing it acting suspiciously on the N24, Clonmel Bypass.

Approximately €10,000 worth of tablets were found during a search of the vehicle.

Two men were arrested by gardaí and are currently detained at Clonmel Garda Station.

An Garda Siochana Tipperary's Facebook account said: "On today’s date 03.07.2021, Gardaí from Clonmel on routine patrol observed a vehicle with two males on board acting suspiciously on the N24, Clonmel Bypass.

"They stopped the vehicle and upon searching it discovered approximately 10,000 euro of tablets concealed in the car."

"Both males were arrested and are currently detained at Clonmel Garda Station under section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996."

The seizure comes after yesterday's launch of a major new operation aimed at “protecting communities from the scourge of illegal drugs”.

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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