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Drugs and cash seized in raids in Laois town under Operation Tara

Laois Divisional Drugs Unit carried out searches yesterday around Portarlington resulting in the seizure of drugs and cash.

€7,500 of cannabis and €7,500 in cash were recovered in raids under Operation Tara.

A spokesperson said: “Operation Tara will have a strong focus on tackling street-level dealing in cities, towns and villages across the country.

“The goal of Operation Tara is to protect communities from the scourge of illegal drugs in line with An Garda Síochána’s mission of Keeping People Safe.

“The focus of Operation Tara is to disrupt, dismantle and prosecute drug trafficking networks, at all levels – international, national, local – involved in the importation, distribution, cultivation, production, local sale and supply of controlled drugs.

“Under Operation Tara, individuals and groups involved in the drug trade will be the target of enforcement activity based on intelligence and the latest crime trends.

“Anyone with information can Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.