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Man (30s) charged over seizure of €167,000 worth of drugs in Cork city

The drugs were seized during a search operation on Thursday.

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A MAN IN his 30s has been charged in relation to a large drug seizure in Cork city on Thursday. 

A search was carried out by the Cork City Divisional Drugs Unit on Thursday afternoon in an industrial premises. 

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

A man aged in his 30s was arrested during the search operation and was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Togher Garda Station. 

Gardaí have now charged the man in relation to the seizure. 

He is due to appear before a special sitting of Cork District Court this morning at 11am. 

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Separately on Thursday, gardaí attached to the Cork City Divisional Drugs Unit carried out another search operation in a house and seized approximately half a kilo of suspected heroin with an estimated street value of €70,000. 

A man in his 40s was arrested and charged in relation to that seizure. 

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