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Cocaine worth €12k seized

Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 2:56pm

Thousands of euro worth of cocaine was seized on Leeside this week after a man was spotted acting suspiciously.

Gardaí arrested the man in his 30s and seized €12,000 of suspected cocaine in Cork city shortly after 1pm on Monday while they were on patrol in the Summerhill North at the time. The man was searched and was found to be in possession of suspected cocaine and weighing scales that were in a gear bag he was carrying.

He was arrested and brought to Mayfield Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. He was later released and a file is to be prepared for the DPP.

Superintendent Michael Comyns said: "Monday was a busy day for Gardaí in Cork city. A suspected firearm was seized in the early hours of this morning as well as suspected drugs worth €12,000.

“Over the last few days, our members have shown great dedication to communities throughout the country by assisting in any way possible. But during this challenging time, we are continuing to investigate serious crime and will be even more dedicated to protecting the communities we serve.”

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