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Two Arrests and €160,000 Cannabis Seized - Cork , 9th July, 2021

Issue date: 10th July 2021

Gardaí attached to the Cork City Divisional Drugs unit assisted by the Drugs unit from Anglesea Street and Gurranabraher have seized cannabis valued at €160,000 during an operation on Friday 9th July, 2021.

During the course of a search of a vehicle under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977/84, cannabis with an estimated street value of €40,000 was seized. A man and a woman, both in their early 30s, were arrested at the scene and taken to Gurranabraher Garda station where they were detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

The man currently remains detained. The woman has since been released.

A follow up search was conducted under warrant at Whitescross in Cork yesterday evening. A further seizure of approximately €120,000 in cannabis was recovered at the location.

The drugs will now be sent for analysis.

Investigations ongoing.