Cannabis and cocaine seized in operation in Cork

Cannabis and cocaine seized in operation in Cork
Cannabis seized in Cork City 19th Aug 2020. Image: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí have arrested two people and seized over €53,000 of suspected drugs in Cork city.

As part of an ongoing operation targeting suspected drug dealing, gardaí from the Mayfield Drugs Unit carried out a patrol on the north side of Cork city last night.

At around 7pm, gardaí saw the occupants of a car involved in what they say was believed to a drugs transaction in the Boherboy Road area of Mayfield.

Gardaí stopped the car and carried out a search of the vehicle and the occupants under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Gardaí found €1,000 of cannabis herb split into deals and a further €2,100 of cannabis herb was located in the boot of the car.

The occupants of the car, a man and a woman in their 30s, were both arrested and brought to Mayfield Garda Station.

They are currently being detained under section 2 of Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

As part of the investigation, gardaí later carried out a search at a house in Ballincollig.

During the search, gardaí seized €50,000 of cannabis herb and €250 of cocaine. 

Gardaí also seized a vacuum packer, plastic bags and a sum of cash.

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

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