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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Cocaine

Four men appear in court charged in relation to cargo ship cocaine seizure
Judge Roberts remanded all four men in custody to appear in the court again by video link on 10 October.
Last month
September 2023
Decriminalisation on the ground: Inside a drug consumption room in Lisbon
As the debate over decriminalisation heats up in Ireland, The Journal travelled to Lisbon to report on a different approach to drugs
August 2023
Two arrested and €1.6 million of drugs seized in north Dublin
Cocaine estimated to be worth €910,000 was seized along with cannabis herb valued at €720,000.
Three arrested in Cork after €4.2 million of cocaine seized
Two men in their 20s and one man in his 30s were arrested when Gardaí seized 60 kilogrammes of cocaine.
'The baggies don't have a little health warning': Doctor warns coke strokes are on the rise
A report by
Jamie McCarron
Cocaine can cause sudden surges in blood pressure leading to a stroke in hours or even minutes.
"This year was the most I've ever seen, we had four cases in just one month."
The clinical lead of the Irish National Audit of Stroke says many people are unaware of the risks of cocaine.
It's particularly a problem in younger people, Dr Joe Harbison told reporter Jamie McCarron.
Man due in court following seizure of €9.3 million worth of cocaine in Rosslare Port
In total, almost 133 kilograms of cocaine was seized after Revenue officers had profiled an alleged offender.
Man in his 30s arrested over the seizure of €9.3m worth of cocaine in Rosslare Port
Almost 133 kilograms of cocaine was seized after Revenue officers had profiled an alleged offender.
This year
Suspected cocaine packages found in Donegal worth an estimated €4 million as search continues
The search and investigation operation involves a number of Garda units alongside Revenue’s Maritime Unit.
Cocaine and cannabis with €2.1m euros seized in Kildare and Westmeath
The operation targeted transnational organised crime and led to the arrest of five men and one woman.
Two men charged after €11.4m of cocaine seized at Rosslare Harbour
The drugs were found in a horsebox arriving from France.
Gardaí seize €525,000 worth of suspected cocaine while Revenue seize MDMA and cannabis
Several arrests have been confirmed today related to drug seizures.
Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's 'most common' problem drug
Cocaine was reported over 4,000 times as the most common problem drug in treatment cases in 2022.
Two men charged after €1.3 million worth of drugs seized in Co Kildare
The search was part of an investigation into the sale and supply of drugs by an organised crime group in west Dublin.
Man granted bail after being charged with €180k worth of drugs
He was charged with unlawfully possessing cocaine, cannabis, MDMA and ketamine.
Man charged after €100,000 worth of cocaine seized in Co Galway
€7,300 in cash was also seized following the search of a residence in An Spidéal, Co Galway yesterday evening.
Man jailed for five years after suitcase containing €1 million of drugs found in his home
Heroin with an estimated value of around €560,000 and cocaine valued at approximately €490,000 was found during a search of the address.
'I hope people who are struggling with alcohol can learn from my experiences' - Murphy
The 27-year-old returned in February after serving a 14-month ban for breaches of Covid regulations and for being over the alcohol limit on two occasions when he turned up to ride.
Man charged after suspected cocaine worth €70,000 seized in Tallaght
A woman in her 40s was also arrested but was released without charge.
Suspected cocaine estimated to be worth €3.8 million found in refrigeration unit at Cork port
The drugs are believed to have been imported into the country from Ecuador.
Man arrested with €2.4 million of cocaine at Rosslare Europort
The drugs were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched a vehicle that had exited a ferry from Cherbourg, France.
Two arrested and €27,000 worth of drugs seized during raids in Co Wicklow
During the operation two residential properties were searched in Wicklow Town and Greystones along with an industrial unit in Delgany.
Man jailed for smuggling over €650,000 worth of cocaine into Ireland in shampoo bottles
The court heard that Jeferson Pedrucci owed money to loan sharks in Brazil.
Simon Harris: 'Direct link between snorting a line and murder, assault, criminality and misery'
The Justice Minister told the Dáil that casual drug use was far from victimless.
Enough cocaine to 'service New Zealand for 30 years' found floating in Pacific Ocean
The cocaine is thought to have been dropped there by an international drug-smuggling syndicate.
Crack cocaine 'hit Limerick city like snow', drug users say
A dedicated addiction team has been formed to tackle crack cocaine use in the mid-west region.
EU warned that organised crime is 'as big a threat' as terrorism
The EU’s home affairs commissioner gave the warning today at a major drug smuggling hub.
Man arrested and €100,000 of cocaine seized by Gardaí in Arklow yesterday
A man in his 50s was arrested at the scene and is being detained at Rathmines Garda Station.
Two men go on trial for alleged possession of €80k worth of cocaine for sale or supply
Michael Morgan (43) and John Walsh (36) appeared before Nenagh Circuit Court today.
Man (22) arrested after Revenue officers seize over €339,000 worth of cocaine in north Dublin
The seizure was made in the north Dublin area earlier today.
Irishman accused of smuggling cocaine to Australia 'internally' in Kinder Surprise capsules
If found guilty he faces a maximum penalty of 25 years’ imprisonment.
Last year
Cannabis worth €2.4 million seized after gardaí intercept two vehicles in Dublin
Gardaí searched a residential premises in Dublin’s south inner city and a business premises in west Dublin.
'His weight fluctuated, the end looked nigh for Argentina’s most famous number 10'
Read an extract from USA 94: The World Cup that Changed the Game by Matthew Evans.
Man due in court after €1.12 million worth of cocaine found in Drogheda
The seizure was made as part of Operation Tara.
Two people arrested after gardaí seize over €1 million worth of heroin and cocaine
Gardaí made the seizure following a search of a residential property in Dublin yesterday evening.
Two people arrested as €1.26 million worth of cocaine seized as vehicle searched at Dublin Port
The seizure was made as part of a joint operation by Revenue and gardaí.
Man arrested after gardaí seize €60,000 worth of cocaine in Tuam
Gardaí carried out a search under warrant at a domestic residence in Tuam yesterday.
Cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy worth over €120k seized in Waterford
Two men and a woman, all in their twenties, were arrested at the scene
Two men arrested after seizure of kilogramme of cocaine worth over €75k
One man is aged in his 20s and the other is in his teens.
Two men charged over seizure of cocaine worth €8.4 million
The two men, aged 54 and 40, are due to appear in court today.
Over €1 million worth of cocaine seized at Dublin Airport
Three men have been arrested.