Gardaí have seized approximately €220,000 of suspected cannabis herb and arrested one man following a number of searches in Bantry, yesterday.
Following an interaction with Gardaí on uniformed mobile patrol in the Bantry area at approximately 1pm, a man in his 30s was arrested and detained at Bantry Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
A quantity of suspected cannabis herb was located on this person.
A number of follow-up searches were subsequently conducted in the Bantry area and further quantities of suspected cannabis herb were recovered.
In total, suspected cannabis herb with an estimated value of approximately €220,000 (pending analysis) was seized.
The man in his 30s has since been released without charge. A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Investigations are ongoing.