Man to appear in court in connection with seizure of drugs, cash in Co Cork

Search uncovered €111,700 of cocaine, €18,000 of cannabis resin and €1,200 cash

 Gardaí said a man has been charged in relation to a seizure of cash and suspected drugs on Friday. Photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí said a man has been charged in relation to a seizure of cash and suspected drugs on Friday. Photograph: The Irish Times

 

A man arrested following the discovery of €129,700 worth of cocaine, cannabis and cash at a house in Co Cork on Friday has been charged.

Gardaí with the Gurranabraher Drugs Unit, Serious Crime Unit and the Garda Dog Unit carried out a search in the Knocknaheeney area pursuant to Section 26 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977/84.

The search uncovered €111,700 of cocaine and €18,000 of cannabis resin (pending analysis) alongside €1,200 in cash, which was also seized.

A man aged in his 60s was arrested at the scene and taken to Gurranabraher Garda Station where he was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1996.

The man has since been charged and is scheduled to appear before Cork District Court on Monday morning, gardaí said.