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Drugs seizure Man (20s) released from custody following seizure of diazepam and amphetamines

The drugs, with an estimated street value of €1,000, were seized and will be sent for analysis.

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Suspected diazepam and amphetamines seized by gardai

Suspected diazepam and amphetamines seized by gardai

Suspected diazepam and amphetamines seized by gardai

A man in his late 20s has been released from custody after he was arrested following the seizure of suspected diazepam and amphetamines in Co Tipperary.

He had been detained at Clonmel Garda Station after gardaí from the Clonmel District Drug Unit carried out a search in the Old Bridge area at approximately 4pm yesterday.

The drugs, with an estimated street value of €1,000, were seized and will be sent for analysis.

The man was released pending submission of a file to the office of the DPP.

Earlier this month, a man and woman were arrested after €53,000 worth of diazepam and cannabis was seized by gardaí in South Dublin.

The seizure was part of an ongoing intelligence-led operation targeting drugs distribution by An Garda Síochána and Revenue Customs Service.

During the operation at an address in Ringsend, diazepam pills valued at €47,000 and cannabis worth €6,000 was seized.

And just last week, Revenue officers seized almost 1.8kgs of illegal drugs including 300 diazepam tablets, herbal cannabis, ketamine, methamphetamine and cocaine at Athlone Mail Centre.

The seizure was made as a result of routine operations, with the assistance of detector dog Bailey.

The suspected drugs were discovered in parcels which originated from the UK and Spain.

The parcels were declared as items such as 'eye creams' and 'skin primer’ and were destined for delivery to various addresses throughout the country.

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