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One man (60s) arrested after €700,000 of suspected heroin seized in Co Clare

The man remains in Garda custody where he can be detained for up to seven days
Gardaí were carrying out checkpoints

Gardaí were carrying out checkpoints

Clodagh Meaney

Gardaí have seized €700,000 worth of suspected heroin in Clare as part of Operation Tara.

The searches were led by the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit assisted by local Garda units, the Regional Dog Unit and members of the Defence Forces.

The man is currently being held in custody at Henry Street Garda station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act, 1996.

He can be held for up to seven days.

Investigations are ongoing and the drugs will be forwarded to FSI for analysis.

This seizure forms part of Operation Tara; an enhanced national anti-drugs strategy, which was launched by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris on 2nd July 2021.

The focus of Operation Tara is to disrupt, dismantle and prosecute drug trafficking networks, at all levels - international, national, local - involved in the importation, distribution, cultivation, production, local sale and supply of controlled drugs.

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