Several arrests made during Kinsale rugby weekend

Several arrests made during Kinsale rugby weekend
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GARDAI arrested 29 people in Kinsale over the bank holiday weekend, for drug offences, public order and driving while intoxicated. €11,000 worth of drugs were also seized.

The arrests coincided with the hosting of the Kinsale 7s rugby tournament.

Gardai said additional resources had been deployed in the area to cope with the influx of people to the area for the event. They included additional plain clothes members of the divisional drugs unit and the roads policing unit.

Superintendent Brendan Fogarty said: "We had well over 20,000 people come through Kinsale over the bank holiday weekend, the vast majority were respectful and complied with Gardaí and stewards. 

"However, we had 60 detections for possession of suspected drugs, mostly cocaine, which amounted to approximately €11,000. This is an alarming amount of detections for drugs. Drugs have such a negative impact on so many lives and have no place in our communities.  

"six people also took the risk of getting behind the wheel with drugs or alcohol in their system. People who do this are putting themselves, our family, and our friends at risk by driving whilst intoxicated. If you are going out and want to have a few drinks, leave the car at home. Never ever drink and drive.”

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