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Four men arrested by Gardai after cannabis seizure

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Images of the seizure provided by Gardai this afternoon
Images of the seizure provided by Gardai this afternoon
Images of the seizure provided by Gardai this afternoon
Images of the seizure provided by Gardai this afternoon

Four men have been arrested after gardai seized a sizable quantity of cannabis last night.

Gardaí from the Cork City Divisional Drugs Unit assisted by the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau seized cannabis resin with an estimated value of €126,000, pending analysis.

The drugs were seized following the stop and search of two cars at Skehanagh, Watergrasshill, County Cork yesterday afternoon.

Three men, aged 41, 51 and 59 years, were arrested at the scene and were detained at Gurranabraher and Mayfield Garda Stations under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking), Act, 1996.

The men aged 41 and 51 were charged in connection with this investigation, released from Garda custody and are due to appear before Cork District Court on Wednesday morning.

The 59 year old man was released from Garda custody without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

A fourth man, aged 30, was arrested in North Dublin and detained at Finglas Garda Station under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking), Act 1996.

He has since been released from Garda custody without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Part of the cannabis seizure was discovered in a follow up search of a premises in Gurranabraher, Cork City.