Two men arrested in Co Cork after €140,000 drugs seizure

Gardaí arrest two men aged in their 30s and 50s after searching taxi on M8

The investigation is ongoing, gardaí have said.

The investigation is ongoing, gardaí have said.

 

Two men have been arrested following a Garda operation in Co Cork during which drugs worth €140,000 were seized.

Gardaí from Cork based drugs units seized the drugs and arrested two men on Thursday as part of ‘Operation Tara’.

Gardaí from the Cork Divisional Drugs Unit and Gurranabraher District Drugs Unit stopped and searched a taxi on the M8 on Thursday evening.

In the course of a search, two separate packages containing suspected cocaine worth a total of €140,000 were recovered from the car.

The occupants of the car, two men aged in their 30s and 50s, were arrested.

Both men are currently detained at Mayfield Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

The investigation is ongoing, gardaí have said.