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Man in his 30s due in court over heroin and cocaine bust yesterday

Crime DeskBy Shuki Byrne
Gardai seized heroin and cocaine with an estimated value of around €38,000
Gardai seized heroin and cocaine with an estimated value of around €38,000

A man in his 30s is due in court later today in connection with a heroin and cocaine seizure yesterday.

The unnamed man is due to appear at Cork District Court this afternoon after being arrested yesterday at the M8 Toll Plaza at Watergrasshill.

He was the sole occupant of a vehicle which was stopped and found to have a considerable quantity of drugs. 

Seized from the vehicle was cocaine and heroin with an estimated street value of up to €37,000 and €1,000, pending analysis. 

He was arrested at the scene and brought to Mayfield Garda Station where he was detained under the provisions of Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. 

In a follow up search of a house in Navan in County Meath this afternoon a small amount of ecstasy, cash and mobile phones were also discovered.