The three men were arrested after gardai noticed suspicious activity on the city's northside.

Three arrested and drugs seized

Gardaí in Cork city have arrested three men and seized €56,000 worth of drugs as part of a national anti-drug trafficking operation.

The arrests were made at 5.20pm yesterday, Wednesday, when gardaí attached observed three persons engaged in a suspected drugs transaction on St Mary’s Avenue, Cathedral Road.

The gardaí that made the arrests were part of the Divisional Drugs Unit based in Anglesea Street.

Following a search, the three men were found to be in possession of 400 grams of suspected Diamorphine with a street value of approximately €56,000. The drugs were seized by gardaí and will be sent for analysis.

One man in his 40s and two men in their 30s were arrested at the scene and taken to Gurranabraher Garda Station and Bridewell Garda Station respectively, where they are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

This seizure is part of An Garda Síochána’s national anti-drugs strategy, Operation Tara, which aims to disrupt drug trafficking networks involved in the sale, supply and distribution of controlled drugs at local, national and international level.

Investigations are ongoing.