30/10/2017

Three Arrested In Connection With Large Drugs Seizure In Co Cork

Three people have been arrested in connection with a large drugs seizure in County Cork.

As part of an ongoing operation into the sale and supply of controlled substances in the Cork area, Gardaí from Bandon Garda station searched a house at Presentation Terrace, Kinsale on the 27 October.

During the course of the search Gardaí discovered ecstasy with a street value of approximately €54,000; cannabis herb with a street value of approximately €60,000 and cocaine with a street value of approximately €175,000.

A man and a woman in their 40s and a man in his 20s were arrested and were detained at Bandon Garda station under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

The woman in her 40s and the man in his 20s have been released without charge and a file will be prepared fro the Director of Public Prosecutions.

A man in his 40s is due to appear at a special sitting of Macroom District Court today charged in relation to the seizure.

(MH)

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