Drugs worth €73,000 found buried in Clonmel

Gardai have sent the estimated €73,000 worth of drugs it discovered buried in Clonmel last Friday to the State forensics lab in Dublin to see if any clues can be established as to who hid the haul.

Gardai have sent the estimated €73,000 worth of drugs it discovered buried in Clonmel last Friday to the State forensics lab in Dublin to see if any clues can be established as to who hid the haul.

Gardai based at Clonmel Garda Station assisted by the divisional Garda Drugs Unit and a sniffer dog from the Dublin Garda Dog Unit found cannabis resin with an estimated street value of €70,000 along with cocaine with a street value of €3000 during a search operation at Carrigeen, Clonmel.

The drugs were buried in a wooded area near the Frenchman’s Stream at the rear of the business park at Carrigeen.

The search was being conducted as part of an ongoing investigation into organised criminal activity and drug trafficking in the county.

Sgt Tom O’Dwyer of Clonmel Garda Station said the drugs were discovered between 5pm and 6pm on Friday on foot of information the gardai had received as a result of their ongoing investigations into drugs crime.

He said the drugs have been sent to the State forensics lab in Dublin where the haul will be analysed and examined for fingerprints and DNA evidence.

Sgt. O’Dwyer said the Gardai are awaiting the outcome of these forensic investigations before proceeding further with the investigation.

No arrests have yet been made in relation to the haul of drugs. Sgt. O’Dwyer described it as a “very significant” find of drugs, which was destined for the local market.