Some €2.8m worth of herbal cannabis seized in Cavan

Gardaí in Co Cork seize drugs and cash worth €160,000 in unrelated operation

An  operation involving the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Revenue’s Customs Service led to the discovery of 143 kilos of the drug, pictured above. Photograph: Garda Press Office

An operation involving the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Revenue’s Customs Service led to the discovery of 143 kilos of the drug, pictured above. Photograph: Garda Press Office

 

Gardaí have seized €2.8 million worth of herbal cannabis in Co Cavan.

A joint operation involving the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Revenue’s Customs Service led to the discovery of 143 kilos of the drug.

A 36-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman were arrested and are currently being detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act at Ballyconnell Garda station.

In a follow-up operation, a 46-year-old man was also arrested and is being detained at Cavan Garda station.

Cork seizure

Meanwhile, gardaí in Co Cork seized drugs and cash worth €160,000 following searches of two properties.

At one house in Rochestown, cannabis herb with an approximate street value of €40,000 was located. Two men were arrested following the discovery.

They were detained at Mayfield Garda station.

During a related search of another property in Carrigtwohill, approximately €120,000 cash was found.

Both men have been charged in relation to the seizures and will appear before a special sitting of court on Saturday morning.