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€42,000 worth of Mephedrone seized in Cork

Two men were arrested at the scene but released without charge.

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GARDAÍ IN CORK seized a quantity of the drug Mephedrone with the estimated street value of €42,000.

As part of a planned operation targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Cork area gardaí from the Kanturk District Drugs Unit stopped a car at Rathcoole, Mallow at approximately 11.50am yesterday.

Arrests

Two men in their 50′s were arrested at the scene and were detained at Bandon Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act 1996.

Both were released without charge late last night and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Mephedrone is a synthetic stimulant drug which has similar effects to speed or ecstasy.

Gardaí state that investigations are ongoing.

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