Two arrested in Cork after gardaí net €40,000 drugs haul

Officers stop car on the N8 at Corrin outside Fermoy on its way towards Cork city

Gardaí discovered €30,000 worth of cannabis herb and €12,000 worth of cocaine concealed in the vehicle. File photograph: PA

Gardaí discovered €30,000 worth of cannabis herb and €12,000 worth of cocaine concealed in the vehicle. File photograph: PA

 

Gardaí in Cork have arrested two men for questioning following the discovery of more than €40,000 worth of drugs when they stopped a car on the main Cork-Dublin motorway near Fermoy on Thursday.

Officers stopped the car on the N8 at Corrin outside Fermoy as it was heading towards Cork city at about 2.30pm and carried out a thorough search of the vehicle.

They found €30,000 worth of cannabis herb and €12,000 worth of cocaine concealed in the vehicle and arrested the two occupants, two Polish men aged 33 and 33.

Seven days

The two men were arrested under drug trafficking legislation which allows gardai detain suspects for up to seven days.

They were taken to Fermoy and Mallow Garda stations for questioning. Meanwhile, gardaí began a technical examination of the car while the drugs have been sent for analysis to the Forensic Science Laboratory at the Phoenix Park in Dublin.

Gardaí believe that the cannabis herb and the cocaine were destined for distribution to dealers to supply and sell to Christmas revellers in Cork during the festive season.