Multiple arrests by Gardaí in Cork as part of Day of Action

Multiple arrests by Gardaí in Cork as part of Day of Action
There were 17 arrests in Cork city as part of a Day of Action yesterday.

As part of an Operation Thor, Gardaí conducted a Day of Action in Cork City yesterday (December 18).

As part of this Day of Action, Gardaí arrested 17 people in relation to recent incidents of burglary, theft, fraud, robbery, possession of drugs for sale and supply, and possession of drugs for personal use. 

Gardaí have also seized €41,700 of suspected drugs and €3,600 in cash.

A search warrant was executed at an apartment on Wellington Road which resulted in the seizure of the following suspected drugs: €28,700 cocaine, € 7,000 cannabis resin, €300 cannabis herb and €3,600 cash. 

A man in his 30s was arrested and detained at Mayfield Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. He has since been charged to appear before Cork City District Court at a later date.

A second unrelated search was carried out at a house on Saint Colmcille Road which resulted in the seizure of the following suspected drugs: €2,500 cannabis resin, €3,000 of cannabis herb and €200 ecstasy tablets. 

A man in his 30s was arrested and is currently detained at Gurranabraher Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. 

All of the suspected drugs that were seized in both searches will now be sent for analysis.   

A caravan worth approximately €18,000 that was stolen in the UK was seized in the Gurranabraher area. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

A man in his 30s was also arrested on foot of a bench warrant in relation to a number of fraud incidents.

Of the 17 arrests made, five people have been charged to appear before the courts, nine have been released for file to be sent to the DPP and three are still in custody.   

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