Cannabis worth €1.2m seized during major Garda operation in Co Tipperary

Around €1.1m worth of drugs were seized after a 'sophisticated' grow house was discovered in Hollyford

Gardaí say cannabis worth around €1.2 million have been seized in a major operation in Co Tipperary.

Multiple arrests were made during the operation, which took place over the course of this week.

26 locations were searched across the county as part of Operation Overwatch. The operation is targeting the distribution and sale of control drugs across Tipperary.

9 suspects were arrested for possession of drugs for sale and supply.

According to gardaí, a total of 34 penal warrants and 14 bench warrants were executed, with the individuals currently appearing before the District Court.

Three major seizures were made over the course of the operation, starting on Sunday when a grow house was discovered in Ballykisteen.

Drugs worth €7,000 were seized. A 26-year-old man was arrested and later released without charge.

On Wednesday, drugs worth €20,000 were seized from a grow house in Nenagh. A 43-year-old man has been charged, and will appear before Nenagh District Court next month.

Also on Wednesday, a 'sophisticated' grow house was discovered in Hollyford, leading to the seizure of drugs worth €1.1m.

Two men in their 40s were arrested and are being detained at Thurles and Templemore Garda Station.