€850,000 worth of drugs seized at Kilcommon, Thurles

Man arrested in connection with seizure of heroin and cocaine

Aileen Hahesy


Aileen Hahesy

Gardai seized heroin and cocaine with an estimated value of €850,000 in a search of a house at Kilcommon, Thurles yesterday (Wednesday). 

Gardai from Thurles and other Garda districts in Co Tipperary conducted the search on the house at Reiska, Kilcommon early on March 8 as part of Operation Thor. 

One man was arrested and is being detained for questioning under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. 

There have been several successful (unconnected) seizures by gardaí in the area in recent months:

€1.2 million of illegal drugs seized last September

Heroin seized in Clonmel last December

Cannabis growhouse discovered in Hollyford 

Clogheen and Cahir drug seizures in February