Woman arrested after cannabis and handgun seized

Female held for questioning after drugs worth €30,000 and weapon discovered in Cork

Officers from the Blackrock District Drugs Squad found 1.5kg of cannabis herb and a handgun at a house at Castle Meadows in Mahon at about 9.30pm last night.

Officers from the Blackrock District Drugs Squad found 1.5kg of cannabis herb and a handgun at a house at Castle Meadows in Mahon at about 9.30pm last night.

Thu, Apr 4, 2013, 10:45

Gardaí in Cork are continuing to question a 26-year-old woman following the seizure of €30,000 worth of drugs and a firearm during a search of a house in the city.

Officers from the Blackrock District Drugs Squad found 1.5kg of cannabis herb and a handgun at a house at Castle Meadows in Mahon at about 9.30pm last night.

Gardaí arrested the Irish woman following the seizure and she was brought to the Bridewell Garda station in Cork for questioning.

She was arrested under the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 which allows gardaí to detain suspects for up to seven days before they must be released or charged.

The handgun has been sent to Dublin for examination by ballistics experts to see whether it has been used in the commissioning of any offence.