The 546kg of drugs seized in Cork.

€32.8m worth of drugs found in Cork

Two men who were arrested following a multi million euro drugs seizure on Leeside were still in garda custody yesterday, Wednesday.

Following a joint operation at the port of Cork between An Garda Síochána and Revenue’s Customs Service, what’s been described as “a substantial drugs seizure” was made on Friday 16 February.

Gardaí along with Revenue officers seized 546kg of a synthetic drug, with an estimated value of €32.8 million. The drug is believed to be crystal meth.

Garda personnel from the Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, Cork and a number of garda units were involved in the operation. Follow up searches were conducted in Kerry and Cork which resulted in the arrests of two men and the seizure of two firearms.

As of going to print on Wednesday 21 February, the men, both aged in their 40s, were still being detained at garda stations in the southern region under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

Gardaí have said that investigations are ongoing. Meanwhile Revenue has said that this seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing joint investigations involving organised crime groups and the importation, sale and supply of illegal drugs.

“If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on phone number 1800-295295,” a spokesperson for Revenue has said.