Man arrested in Cork after caught with €5k worth of suspected cocaine hidden in his trousers

Man arrested in Cork after caught with €5k worth of suspected cocaine hidden in his trousers

Suspected cocaine seized by Gardaí in Youghal. Picture credit: Garda Síochána - Cork, Kerry & Limerick - Southern Region Facebook Page. 

A man aged in his late teens has been arrested by Gardaí in Youghal after he was caught in possession of €5,000 worth of suspected cocaine.

Gardaí made the detection at a checkpoint on Friday evening.

In a statement, Gardaí said the man seemed nervous when spoken to at the checkpoint and "handed over a bag of white powder that he had hidden in his trousers".

"He was arrested and brought to Midleton Garda Station. 

"A file will now be prepared for the DPP," Gardaí stated. 

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