Two men questioned following cannabis seizure in Kilkenny

Two men in their 30’s and 40’s are continuing to be questioned by Gardai following a multi million euro drugs seizure in Kilkenny.

The €7m cannabis seizure was made at a premises in Ballyhale yesterday afternoon.

The haul was discovered after officers from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau searched a business premises with the help of Revenue officials.

A statement from Gardai read:

On Monday the 11th of July 2022, Gardaí attached to the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau, assisted by Revenue Commissioners Customs Service and officers from the Eastern Region, searched a business premises at Ballyhale, Co Kilkenny and recovered cannabis with an estimated street value in excess of €6.9 million.

Two males (aged 40s and 30s), were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking and are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, at Kilkenny Garda Station.

The arrests followed an intelligence led Garda operation, targeting transnational drug trafficking networks, which was conducted in the course of Operation TARA, the focus of which is to disrupt, dismantle and prosecute drug trafficking networks.

 


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