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Over €12,000 of suspected drugs and cash seized in Castletownbere area

March 15th, 2021 3:08 PM

By Jack McCarron

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Gardaí have arrested a man and seized over €12,000 of suspected drugs and cash in the Castletownbere area.

At around 5pm on Saturday, Gardaí from the Bantry District Drugs Unit, assisted by the West Cork Divisional Drugs Unit and Castletownbere Gardaí, executed a search warrant at a house.

During the course of the search Gardaí seized €4,000 of cocaine, €2,000 of cannabis herb, €1,000 of heroin and €5,300 in cash. All of the suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

A man, aged in their 20s, was arrested later that evening in the Bandon area.

He was brought to Bantry Garda Station where he was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

He was later charged and is due to appear before Bantry District Court on March 25, 2021.

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