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€50,000 Worth Of Cannabis Found Near Clarecastle

A quantity of suspected cannabis worth an estimated €50,000 has been seized by Gardaí in Clare.

The discovery was made on Friday  during the search of a wooded area near Clarecastle.

Two males were arrested, one in his mid-forties and one in his late fifties. Both are currently detained at Garda Stations in the Clare Garda Division under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Acting, 1996. They can be held for up to seven days.

In follow up searches at a number of locations in the Ennis area, approximately €2000 of suspected cocaine and drug dealing paraphernalia have been seized.

The operation is being led by Divisional Drugs Units from Clare and Limerick with assistance of the ASU and other local units.

All of the drugs seized will be forwarded to Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) for analysis.

The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow.

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