Revenue seize drugs and cigarettes worth €23,500

The seizures took place in Clare and Tipperary on Thursday

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Revenue officers have seized drugs and cigarettes with a combined street value of €23,500 in Clare and Tipperary.

At Shannon Airport, 1.1kg of herbal cannabis was discovered Thursday in the checked-in baggage of a 31-year-old Lithuanian man.

He had arrived on a flight from Tenerife.

He was arrested by gardaí and detained at Ennis garda station. The drugs are estimated to be worth around €22,000.

Meanwhile in Tipperary, officers carried out a search under warrant of a house in Cahir and seized over 2,500 cigarettes.

These were branded as 'Richman', 'John Bull' and 'M1'.

The cigarettes have a retail value of almost €1,500 - representing a potential loss to the exchequer of around €1,300.

Revenue say investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.