Operation Tara: another major drugs find – cannabis herb €120,000 seized in Clonard

by Rose Barrett
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Gardaí have arrested and charged a man following the discovery of cannabis resin at a premises in Clonard, Co Meath,
on Tuesday last. This marks yet another major garda seizure in the fight against drugs.

€1.2m was seized in the last week by GNDOCB in conjunction with Coolock and Ballymun District Drugs Unit when
60kgs of drugs and another drugs find in Ballybrack with n estimated street value of €91,000.In late July, another €1.2m of drugs was seized during joint Meath and Dublin operations.

A search was carried out earlier this week by gardaí from the Meath Divisional Drugs Unit, during which 11 bags of cannabis
with an estimated value of €120,000 was seized.

The drugs seized will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for further analysis. Yesterday, a male in his 40’s was arrested,
and has since been charged.

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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