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Huge haul Gardai in Clonmel seized over €275K of suspected drugs and cash in 2020

The haul includes suspected cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, MDMA, alprazolam, cannabis and diazepam with an estimated street value of €256,000 were seized along with over €20,000 in cash.

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Drugs and cash seized by gardai in Clonmel

Drugs and cash seized by gardai in Clonmel

Drugs and cash seized by gardai in Clonmel

Gardaí in Co Tipperary, seized over half a million euro of cash and illegal drugs in the last year, it has been revealed.

In total, officers in Clonmel detected over €275,000 worth of suspected drugs and cash in 2020.

The enormous haul includes suspected cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, MDMA, alprazolam, cannabis and diazepam with an estimated street value of €256,000 were seized along with over €20,000 in cash.

In February of 2020, additional manpower was added to the District Drug Unit in Clonmel. The unit now consists of one Sergeant and four Gardaí.

As a result, detections for sale or supply are up 70 per cent whilst incidents of simple possession are up 74 per cent.

Speaking at Clonmel Garda Station, Superintendent William Leahy said: "We have an extremely committed group of Gardaí attached to our drugs unit here in Clonmel.

"With the support of our uniform Gardaí, they have a proactive approach to targeting street level drug dealing. For 2021, we will continue to disrupt and dismantle drug dealing networks and organized crime groups that effect our town so negatively.

"Drug use is a problem that we An Garda Siochana can’t solve alone. it is a societal issue and requires a societal response. People who think is ok to use drugs on a recreational basis, and think its harmless, are only fooling themselves.”

He added: “Not only are they damaging their health, they are funding organised crime. Drugs have an impact on so many lives and is a contributing factor in public order, assaults and collisions on the roads. If you see or hear of any drug activity, please pick up the phone and call the Gardaí."

Meanwhile, Gardaí in Cork are following a definite line of enquiry after they seized €4,000 worth of suspected cocaine last night.

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Suspected cocaine seized in Cork

Suspected cocaine seized in Cork

Suspected cocaine seized in Cork

Members of the City Centre Policing Unit searched a house on South Douglas Road at 7pm on Monday as part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs in Cork city centre.

During the search, officers discovered the cocaine as well as a weighing scales.

“No arrests have been made but Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry,” a spokesperson said.

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