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Two men charged over €157,500 cocaine seizure in Cork

The men, both aged in their 20s, were arrested in connection with the seizure of suspected cocaine following two searches by gardaí in Ballincollig, County Cork.

Cocaine seized in Ballincollig, Cork

Edel Hughes

Two men have been charged in connection with a huge drugs haul worth approximately €157,500 in Co Cork.

The men, both aged in their 20s, were arrested in connection with the seizure of suspected cocaine following two searches by gardaí in Ballincollig on the evening of Monday, 25th April, 2022.

At approximately 6:45pm on Monday, Gardaí stopped and searched a car on the Inniscarra Road, Ballincollig. During the course of the search, €35,000 of cocaine was discovered.

A man in his 20s was arrested and detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Gurranabraher Garda Station.

At approximately 9pm, in a separate operation, Gardaí raided a home in Highfield Park, Ballincollig. During this search, €122,500 worth of cocaine was discovered. A second man in his 20s was arrested and detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Bridewell Garda Station.

Both men have since been charged and will appear before Cork City District Court (Court 1) at 10:30am on Wednesday, 27th April, 2022.


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