Gardaí have arrested two people and seized over €53,000 of suspected drugs in Cork city on August 19, 2020.

As part of an ongoing operation targeting suspected drug dealing, Gardaí from the Mayfield Drugs Unit were carrying out a patrol on the North side of Cork city. At around 7pm Gardaí saw the occupants of a car involved in what was believed to a drugs transaction in the Boherboy Road area of Mayfield.

Gardaí stopped the car and carried out a search of it and the occupants under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Gardaí found €1,000 of cannabis herb split into deals and a further €2,100 of cannabis herb was located in the boot of the car

The occupants of the car, a man and a woman in their 30s, were both arrested and brought to Mayfield Garda Station. They are currently detained under section 2 of Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

As part of the investigation Gardaí later carried out a search at a house in Ballincollig, Cork. During the search Gardaí seized €50,000 of cannabis herb and €250 of cocaine. Gardaí also seized a vacuum packer, plastic bags and a sum of cash.

All of the suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

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