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Gardaí attached to the Cork City Divisional Drugs Unit have seized drugs with an estimated street value of €237,000, and arrested two men, during two separate search operations today, Thursday, 21st May 2020. During the course of a search operation in a house this morning, Gardaí seized approximately half a kilo of suspected heroin (subject to analysis) with an estimated street value of €70,000. A man, aged in his 40s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Mayfield Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. A second search was conducted by the Cork City Divisional Drugs Unit this afternoon in an industrial premises. During the course of this search, a quantity of heroin, Xanax tablets, ecstasy and cocaine with an estimated street value of €167,000 was seized. All drugs will now be sent for analysis. A man, aged in his 30s, was arrested during the second search operation and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Togher Garda Station. Both men remain in custody at this time and investigations are ongoing. Photo Garda Press
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22 May 2020