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Bus-ted Gardaí seize €42.5K cannabis herb from bus in Midleton, Cork and Waterford house

In a follow up search by members of the Waterford Drug Unit, €7,500 of cannabis herb was seized at a residence in Waterford

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Part of the seizure in Midleton

Part of the seizure in Midleton

Part of the seizure in Midleton

Two men are being quizzed by gardaí this morning following the seizure of approximately €42,500 worth of cannabis herb during a search operation on Youghal Road, Midleton. 

Both men, who are in their early 30s, were arrested after gardai boarded a public bus and conducted a search that revealed cannabis herb (subject to analysis) with a street value of €35,000.

In a follow up search by members of the Waterford Drug Unit, €7,500 of cannabis herb was seized at a residence in Waterford.

Gardaí said all drugs seized will be sent for analysis.

“Gardaí have seized approximately €42,500 worth of cannabis herb and arrested two men following a search operation on Youghal Road, Midleton as part of Operation Tara this afternoon Wednesday 15th September,” gardaí said.

“As part of an ongoing operation targeting the transportation of controlled drugs into Midleton via public transport, the Midleton District Drug Unit carried out a checkpoint on Youghal Road and stopped a public bus and conducted a search under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977/84.

“Cannabis herb (subject to analysis) with a street value of €35,000 was seized.

Two men (both early 30s) were arrested at the scene and taken to Midleton Garda station where they are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

“in a follow up search by members of the Waterford Drug Unit, €7,500 of cannabis herb was seized at a residence in Waterford.”

Gardaí added that investigations are ongoing.

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