Cork heroin seizure latest: Community pleased 'kilograms of this drug' out of Knocknaheeny

Cork heroin seizure latest: Community pleased 'kilograms of this drug' out of Knocknaheeny

During the course of the search, Gardaí seized heroin (subject to analysis) with an estimated street value of €425,000. 

LATEST: Residents of the Knocknaheeny area have welcomed last night's seizure of heroin, particularly given the size of the haul.

Two men are currently being questioned in Cork after an estimated €425,000 worth of heroin was seized in Knocknaheeny. It is understood the drugs had just been brought from Dublin.  

The seizure was made after gardaí from the Cork City drugs unit carried out a search at Harbour View Road.

A spokesman for the Impact Our Community Matters group said: "We welcome the tip off from the residents in relation to this. 

"Three kilograms of this drug taken from Knocknaheeny is great news."

There has been concern in the area in recent times, with heroin needles having been found locally.

Sinn Féin councillor Mick Nugent said the seizure was significant, adding: "This will be welcomed by the wider community as well."

EARLIER: Two men are currently being questioned in Cork after an estimated €425,000 worth of heroin was seized in Knocknaheeny.

The seizure was made after gardaí from the Cork City drugs unit carried out a search at Harbour View Road late last night.

The seizure was made after locals made calls to gardaí with concerns about suspicious activity in the area.

The heroin will now be sent for analysis to establish its exact purity and value.

The two men in custody are being held in Gurranabraher garda station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

One is 42 years old and the other is 57 years old.

Superintendent Michael Comyns thanked the community for their assistance.

"Gardaí were only able to act so quickly on this because they had calls from the local community about unusual activity," he said. 

Investigations are ongoing.

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