Four men arrested following seizure of cannabis and cigarettes in Co Kildare

The searches were conducted in Athy this morning as part of Operation Thor

Four men arrested following seizure of cannabis and cigarettes in Co Kildare

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Gardaí have arrested four men after seizing cannabis, cigarettes and cash in Athy, Co Kildare, this morning.

The searches began at around 8am this morning, as part of Operation Thor. 

The cannabis is worth in the region of €15,000. A man in his 30s is being detained in Athy Garda Station in connection with the seizure.

In another search, 20 kilos of tobacco and €13,000 in cash were found. Two men in their 20s were arrested.

Small amounts of cannabis and heroin were seized at two other locations in the town. 

A fourth man arrested has been charged for an offence under the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997.