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A Garda investigation is ongoing after drugs worth €50,000 were seized in a wooded area by Clarecastle.

Two men were arrested as part of an operation led by the divisional drugs unit from Clare and Limerick with the assistance of the ASU and other local units.

Suspected cannabis worth €50,000 was seized as part of an operation on Friday evening into the ongoing investigations targeting the activities of criminal groups involved in the distribution of drugs and related crime in the Mid-West Region.

Gardaí carried out the search at a wooded area near Clarecastle.

Two males were arrested, one in his mid-forties and one in his late fifties. Both are currently detained at Garda Stations in the Clare Garda Division under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Acting, 1996. They can be held for up to seven days.

In follow up searches at a number of locations in the Ennis area, approximately €2000 of suspected cocaine and drug dealing paraphernalia have been seized.

All of the drugs seized will be forwarded to Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) for analysis. The investigation is ongoing.

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