17 March 2015
By Tom O’Sullivan
As part of an ongoing operation involving the Cork City Divisional Drug Unit and the Garda National Drug Unit/Organised Crime Unit into the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Cork area Gardaí have seized heroin and cocaine.
Gardai stopped a car this afternoon at the M8 Toll Plaza, Watergrasshill. During the search of the car heroin and cocaine with an estimated street value of up to €37,000 and €1,000 (pending analysis) were discovered. The driver and sole occupant, a male in his 30’s, was arrested at the scene and brought to Mayfield Garda Station where he is currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.
In a follow up search of a house in Navan, Co. Meath this afternoon a small amount of ecstasy, cash and mobile phones were discovered.
These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks. Drug seizures play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities. Drug seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality.