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A man is due before a sitting of Cork District Court this morning after his arrest in an operation carried out by the Cork Divisional Drugs Unit in Rochestown during the week. 

The man in his 40s was arrested by Gardaí in Cork following the seizure of €80,000 worth of suspected cannabis on the morning of February 10.

At approximately 10.35am that morning, a car was stopped and searched under Misuse of Drugs legislation at Rochestown, Cork.

The search was carried out by members of the Cork Divisional Drugs Unit who were targeting the activities of an organised criminal group that is suspected of being involved in the sale and supply of drugs and related crime in Cork City.

During the course of the search four kilos of suspected cannabis was recovered with an estimated value of €80,000. A number of mobile phones were also seized.

The driver of the car was arrested and brought to Togher Garda Station.

Gardaí said: “A man in his 40s arrested in the course of an operation by the Cork Divisional Drugs Unit in Rochestown, Co. Cork, on the morning of the 10th February 2021 has been charged.

“He is expected to appear before a sitting of Cork District Court No.1 this morning, 12th of February 2021 at 10.30am.”

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