Gardaí have arrested a man and seized €3,500 of suspected cocaine in Cork City on July 12, 2020.

At around 11.30pm Gardaí from the City Centre Policing Unit in Cork city were on patrol on South Main Street when they stopped a man, aged in his late 20s. These patrols form part of the units proactive approach to targeting street level drug dealing in the city centre.

The man was brought to Bridewell Garda Station for the purpose of a search and was found to be in possession of 10 bags of suspected cocaine worth an estimated €3,500 and a weighing scales.

He was arrested and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

The suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis.

Gardaí have also seized €19,500 worth of suspected drugs in Bantry on July 10, 2020.

At around 6pm Gardaí from the West Cork Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by Bantry Gardaí  and the Southern Region Dog Unit, executed a search warrant at a house just outside Bantry town.

During the course of the search Gardaí  discovered a grow house containing €19,200 of suspected cannabis plants.

A further search of the property resulted in the seizure of €200 of suspected cannabis herb, €100 of suspected cocaine and a weighing scales. All of the suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis.

The local Scenes of Crime Unit also attended and photographed the scene and all of the seized items.

No arrests have been made but Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry.

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