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Operation Tara - Drugs Seizures and Arrest Cork City - 30th October 2023

Issue Date: 31st October 2023

Gardaí seized in excess of €150,000 of combined drugs and arrested a man following searches in Cork City on Monday, 30th October 2023.

As part of an ongoing operations the Cork City Divisional Drugs Unit based at Anglesea Street Garda Station searched a premises at Griffin Street, Cork City under warrant. In the course of the search Cannabis worth €128,000 was seized along with quantities of Cannabis Resin, Ecstasy and Magic Mushrooms.

A man aged in his 30s was arrested and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at a Garda Station in Cork City.

During a follow up operation, a premises on Gould Street, Cork City was searched under warrant and a further quantity of cannabis valued at approximately €30,000 was seized.

All of the suspected drugs seized will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) for analysis.

The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow.