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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.


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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