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Drugs worth 40,000 euros seized in separate operations

Sheetal Sukhija - Monday 16th April, 2018

CORK, Ireland - In two separate operations over the weekend, Gardai have managed to seize drugs worth 40,000 euros. 

Gardai said that the first operation was conducted in Cork, where members of the Cork City Divisional Drugs Squad recovered 20,000 euros worth of drugs when they raided a house in the Curraheen area of Bishopstown.

Officers said that they recovered cannabis worth an estimated 18,000 euros, 1,000 euros worth of ecstasy and 1,000 euros worth of ketamine during the search of the house. 

The operation ended with the arrest of two young men in their 20s, who were taken to the Togher Garda Station.

The duo were detained under Section 2 of the Drugs Trafficking Act.

After being held there overnight and being questioned about the seizure, the duo were released without charge on Saturday. 

In the second operation in Cobh, gardai stopped and searched a car at Belvelly on the approach road and recovered 18,000 euros worth of drugs in the vehicle.

According to officers, cannabis worth an estimated 16,000 euros and 2,000 euros worth of cocaine when they searched the car and arrested the three occupants of the vehicle.

The 18-year-old arrested during the operation was subsequently released but officers detained the two 19-year-olds under Section 2 of the Drugs Trafficking Act, which allows gardaí to detain suspects for up to seven days.

Both the teenagers were taken to Cobh Garda Station released a day later without any charge.

Gardai will now reportedly prepare a file on both the cases for the DPP. 

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