Ireland €200k worth of cannabis seized in raid on house in Cork

17:26  12 january  2018
17:26  12 january  2018 Source:   Extra.ie

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Gardaí in west Cork have seized herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €200,000 in a raid on a house in Baile Mhic Íre last night. A 41-year old man was arrested following a search of a house at Chapel View in the village and is being detained at Bandon Garda Station.

Gardaí are investigating the seizure of approximately €5,000 worth of cannabis . The drugs were seized during a planned search of a house under warrant on the Circular Road on Tuesday night.

The discovery was made at a house in Chapel View in Cork. Pic: Google Maps: chapel-view-2 © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland chapel-view-2 Gardai seized €200,000 worth of cannabis from a house in Cork yesterday.

The bust was made as part of an ongoing operation by gardai from the West Cork Divisional Drug unit based in Bandon.

The herb was found at a house in Chapel View, Ballymakeera on Thursday.

The discovery was made at a house in Chapel View in Cork. Pic: Google Maps

According to a garda spokesperson: ‘During the course of the search gardai discovered cannabis herb with an approximate street value of €200,000 (subject to analysis).

‘One male, 41, was arrested and is currently detained at Bandon Garda Station under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice(Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 as amended.’

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