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Operation Tara - €100,000 Drugs Seized and Two Men Arrested, Co. Westmeath, 28th April 2023

Issue Date: 29th April 2023

Under Operation Tara, Gardaí have arrested two men as part of the ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs in the Westmeath Region on Friday 28th April 2023.

A search was conducted at a domestic residence by Gardaí from the Mullingar Divisional Drugs Unit, the Mullingar Detective Unit, members from Delvin and Rochfortbridge Garda Stations and the Garda Dog Unit.

This search resulted in the recovery of an estimated €56,500 of suspected Cocaine and €44,000 of Cannabis.

Two men, both aged in their 20s, have been arrested in connection.  Both have been detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

One of these men has been released from custody. A file will be prepared for the DPP.

The second man remains in custody at a Garda Station in Westmeath. He has been charged and is scheduled to appear before Mullingar District Court this morning Saturday 29th April 2023.

Investigations are ongoing.