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24-year-old remanded in custody following seizure of drugs worth €226,000 in Carrickmacross

Oct 27, 2021 16:30 By News Northern Sound
24-year-old remanded in custody following seizure of drugs worth €226,000 in Carrickmacross
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The search took place as part of Operation Tara, which targets the sale and supply of drugs.

A 24-year-old man, who has only been in the country for three months, has been remanded in custody following a drugs seizure in Carrickmacross.

The search took place on Monday night as part of Operation Tara, which targets the sale and supply of drugs.

Gardaí obtained a warrant to search a premises in Carrickmacross at around 9pm on Monday night.

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24-year-old Iliuta Olari, with an address on the Old Ardee Road in Carrickmacross, was arrested at the scene and appeared before a sitting of Monaghan District Court this morning.

Gardaí said there is "evidence of sale and supply" and added that Mr Olari was found with 100 cannabis plants and over 7 kilograms of cannabis herb, with an approximate value of €226,000.

Mr Olari's defence told the court that the accused has only been in the country for three months and is unemployed.

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He's been remanded to Cloverhill Prison and will appear again before the Court on the 8th of November via video link.

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