€20k of cannabis seized in Cork town

€20k of cannabis seized in Cork town

Gardaí have arrested a man in his late 40s and seized approximately €20,000 of suspected cannabis herb at a checkpoint in Mallow.

Shortly after 11pm last night, members of the Mallow District Drugs Unit, the Detective Unit and uniform Gardaí carried out a checkpoint in Quartertown Upper, Mallow. 

During the checkpoint a car that had travelled from Limerick was stopped and searched by Gardaí.

A bag containing suspected cannabis herb worth approximately €20,000 was seized. 

The suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis.

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and brought to Mallow Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act) 1996.

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