Heroin and stolen property seized in South Tipperary

Clonmel Garda Station
More than 20 people were arrested in the Clonmel Garda District over the past week as part of a large scale operation clamping down on criminal activity.

More than 20 people were arrested in the Clonmel Garda District over the past week as part of a large scale operation clamping down on criminal activity.

Gardai seized an estimated €2000 worth of heroin in Clonmel during one of the searches they carried out as part of the operation.

The heroin seizure was made at a house in the Carrigeen/Wilderness area on Saturday night. A file on the case is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

A total of 10 premises were searched across the Garda district that covers Carrick-on-Suir, Kilsheelan, Fethard, Mullinahone and Grangemockler as well as Clonmel.

Some stolen property was recovered during these searches.

Det. Sgt. Seamus Maher said the week long operation that began on Monday, September 16 mostly focussed on property related crimes such as burglaries, thefts and crimes against the person like assaults that occurred over the past month.

Five of those arrested were women and one was a juvenile under the age of 18.

Some of the arrests involved the execution of bench warrants where people had failed to appear before a court and commital warrants where a person is sentenced in his/her absence.

A number of those arrested and questioned in relation to crimes were charged and brought before Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir District Courts last week.

Two men aged in their 20s were charged in connection with an aggravated burglary at a house in the Kilsheelan area on Sunday, September 8.

Another man from the Carrick-on-Suir area was charged in connection with a recent burglary in Carrick-on-Suir.

Meanwhile, in a separate operation, gardai in Clonmel arrested a man on Sunday evening in connection with the burglary of the National Council for the Blind Charity Shop on Mary Street in Clonmel.

The man aged in his 20s was later charged in relation to the incident and appeared before a special sitting of Clonmel Court on Monday.