Police Target Drug Trade Across Ireland

Gardaí investigating the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Cork area have seized drugs with an estimated value of up to €590,000 and arrested a male following a planned operation on Monday.

A similar operation took place along the border with the North as well.

Officers from the Anglesea Street Drug Unit stopped a car at Sallybrook, Glanmire yesterday afternoon and cannabis herb with an estimated street value of up to €380,000 was seized and the male driver, who was in his 30s and the sole occupant, was arrested at the scene.

In a follow up operation yesterday afternoon, with the assistance of Gardai from Cobh, a house was searched in the Carrigtwohill area and further controlled drugs consisting of cannabis and cocaine with an estimated street value of up to €210,000 was also seized.

The male arrested is currently detained at Cobh Garda Station under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Meanwhile, as part of an intelligence-led operation, members from the Gardaí National Drugs Unit and Dundalk Gardaí carried out a search of a dwelling at Seatown, Dundalk, Co. Louth on Monday morning.

During the search a substantial cannabis cultivation site was discovered in the dwelling house.

Approximately 800 cannabis plants were seized along with 7kgs of herbal cannabis with a total estimated street value of up to €400,000.

Two males aged 31 and 42 were arrested at the scene and are currently being detained at Dundalk Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice ( Drug Trafficking ) Act 1996.


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