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drugs raid Gardaí seize €100,000 worth of suspected cannabis under Operation Tara in Galway City

Two men in their 20s were arrested in connection with the seizures.

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Gardaí last night seized up to €100,000 worth of suspected cannabis under Operation Tara in Galway City.

As part of Operation Tara, Gardaí attached to Galway Garda Station stopped and searched a vehicle in the Rahoon area of Galway City.

During the course of this search cannabis worth €40,000 (pending analysis) was located in the vehicle.

Galway Gardaí conducted a follow-up search at a house in the city and discovered a further €60,000 worth of suspected cannabis (pending analysis).

Two men in their 20s were arrested in connection with the seizures.

Both were detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at the North Western Regional HQ, Galway.

One male has since been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The second male has been charged and is due to appear before Galway District Court tomorrow, Saturday February 5 at 2pm.

Assistance was provided by the Galway Divisional Drugs unit in the course of the operation.

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