Man arrested and €27k worth of drugs seized in Cork

Man arrested and €27k worth of drugs seized in Cork
Rex, who assisted yesterday's Garda search in Cork.

Yesterday, Gardaí in Cork arrested a man in his 20s and seized €27,000 worth of suspected drugs, with the help of Rex, a Garda dog.

At approximately 9pm on 5 February, Gardaí from Community Engagement in Togher stopped a car on Curraheen Road in Bishopstown. 

During the search, Gardaí seized €350 of suspected cocaine. A man in his 20s was arrested and brought to Togher Garda Station, where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

As part of the investigation, a search warrant was later executed at a house in Ballincollig by Community Engagement Gardaí from Togher and the Southern Region Dog Unit. 

During the search, Gardaí seized €23,900 of suspected ketamine, €2,700 of suspected cocaine, and a small amount of suspected cannabis herb along with mixing agents.

The suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis. No further arrests were made following the search.

Speaking at Anglesea Street Garda Station, Superintendent Colm O'Sullivan said: "This is another seizure that demonstrates the continuous Garda operations across the city in combatting the sale and supply of controlled drugs."

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