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Man charged over seizure of €237k worth of drugs in Cork city

A second man remains in custody.

An image of some of the drugs seized by gardaí
An image of some of the drugs seized by gardaí
Image: Garda Press Office

Updated May 22nd 2020, 11:03 PM

A MAN IN his 40s has been charged in relation to a large drugs seizure in Cork city.

The man appeared before a sitting of Cork District Court this afternoon.

A second man, aged in his 30s, who was also arrested, remains in custody at Togher Garda Station under section two of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act) 1996.

Gardaí seized drugs worth an estimated €237,000 in two separate search operations in Cork yesterday.

During the course of a search operation in a house yesterday morning, gardaí seized approximately half a kilo of suspected heroin (subject to analysis), with an estimated street value of €70,000.

A second search was carried out by the Cork City Divisional Drugs Unit yesterday afternoon at an industrial premises. 

During the course of the search, a quantity of heroin, Xanax tablets, ecstasy and cocaine with an estimated value of €167,000 was seized. 

All drugs are now being sent for analysis. 

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With reporting by Órla Ryan

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