€12k of suspected drugs seized in Cork county town

€12k of suspected drugs seized in Cork county town

A SEIZURE of almost €12,000 of suspected cannabis herb has been made in Kinsale.

The discovery was made when members of the West Cork Divisional Drugs Unit stopped and searched a woman on Higher O Connell Street, Kinsale at around 5pm yesterday. During the search the woman was found to be in possession of €2,900 of cannabis herb.

A garda spokesman said: "The woman, aged in her 30s, was arrested and brought to Bandon Garda Station where she was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. As part of the investigation a follow-up search was carried out later that evening at a house in Kinsale. During the course of the search Gardaí seized a further €8,300 of cannabis herb."

The seized drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

The woman has since been charged and is due to appear before Bandon District Court on October 2, 2020 at 10.30am.

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