New Cork city centre garda patrol unit seizes heroin, cannabis and diazepam

New Cork city centre garda patrol unit seizes heroin, cannabis and diazepam

A number of drug seizures have been made by the new City Centre Policing Unit, totalling €2,120 of suspected heroin, diazepam and cannabis herb.

Shortly before 10pm yesterday, Gardaí from the new City Centre Policing Unit stopped and searched a man on Shandon Street.

The man, aged in his 20s, was found to be in possession of approximately 350 suspected diazepam tablets valued at around €700.

At around 4pm yesterday, members of the new unit stopped and searched a man, aged in his 20s, on Church Street.

During the search Gardaí seized €120 of suspected cannabis herb.

Just over an hour late, Gardaí from the Unit seized €600 of suspected heroin after searching a man, aged in his 30s, on Exchange Street.

Later, at 8pm, uniform Gardaí were on patrol in the city centre and spoke to a woman, aged in 30s. 

She was brought to Bridewell Garda Station for the purpose of a search and was found to be in possession of a weighting scales and €700 of suspected diazepam and heroin.

Superintendent Colm O'Sullivan
Superintendent Colm O'Sullivan

Speaking at Anglesea Street Garda Station, Superintendent Colm O Sullivan said: "Both our regular units and our new City Centre Policing Unit are actively targeting those involved in anti-social behaviour and drugs-related offences.

“Whilst every member on patrol tackles the issue of drugs, to have a dedicated unit in the city to disrupt street level drug offences will hopefully benefit the community and make Cork a safer place to live, visit and work.” 

All of the suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis and files will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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