Gardaí make a massive €1m drug seizure in Tipperary as a man is arrested

Noel Dundon


Noel Dundon



The drugs and cash seized in Kilcommon by Gardai

Kilcommon, Thurles sees an extensive raid

Gardaí have arrested a man and seized over €1 million of suspected drugs and cash in Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Shortly after 10pm last evening (Friday) Gardaí from the Tipperary Divisional Drugs Unit, supported by uniform and armed Gardaí from the southern region, carried out a search of a field in the Kilcommon area of Thurles.

During the course of the search Gardaí seized approximately €647,500 of suspected cocaine and approximately €370,000 in cash. The suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

A man, aged in his late 40s, was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Templemore Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

The investigation forms part of an ongoing operation which is targeting the sale and supply of drugs in Co. Tipperary.