Gardai free man questioned over Cork heroin

Drugs worth over €100,000 found at house in city

File photograph of seized heroin on display in Garda headquarters in Dublin.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

File photograph of seized heroin on display in Garda headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Sat, Aug 17, 2013, 13:18

Gardai in Cork have released without charge a man (27) arrested in connection with the biggest heroin seizure in the city this year.

Members of the Cork City Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by sniffer dog Snipe from the Garda Dog Unit, searched a house on Model Farm Road in Cork at about 4.30pm yesterday.

Gardai found heroin with an estimated street value of €100,000 along with €4,000 worth of cannabis in an upstairs room of the house.

The man was arrested and taken to Mayfield Garda station for questioning about the seizure, which gardai described as significant.

The man was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

The man was released without charge shortly after noon today.

A file on the matter will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions, a Garda spokesman confirmed.