Garda dog Rex aids in Cork drug seizure

Garda dog Rex aids in Cork drug seizure

Garda Dog Rex. Pic: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí have seized €16,800 of suspected drugs in Mallow, Co. Cork.

Shortly before 10pm Gardaí from the Mallow District Drugs Unit, assisted by the Southern Region Dog Unit and both detective and uniform Gardaí from Mallow, executed a search warrant at a house in the Rivervalley area of Mallow.

During the course of the search, Garda Dog "Rex” discovered a package hidden in waste ground at the rear of the property.

On examination of the package Gardaí found €16,000 of suspected cocaine and €800 of suspected cannabis herb. 

As Gardaí continued to search the house they seized a weighing scales and small plastic bags. 

All of the suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

No arrests have been made but Gardaí are following a definite line of inquiry.

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