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drug raid Man (40s) quizzed after cannabis herb worth €260,000 seized in Co Cork

Officers attached to the Cork City Divisional Drugs Unit and Gurranabraher District Drugs Unit carried out the searches

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Gardai said the men can be held for seven days

Gardai said the men can be held for seven days

Gardai said the men can be held for seven days

A man is being quizzed by gardai after €260,000 worth of cannabis herb was seized in Ballincollig, Co Cork. 

Officers attached to the Cork City Divisional Drugs Unit and Gurranabraher District Drugs Unit conducted a search of a property in Ballincollig at 7pm on Thursday.

A small quantity of suspected cannabis herb was discovered, along with drug paraphernalia and a number of mobile phones.

However, in a follow-up search at a nearby residence approximately 13kg of cannabis herb, believed to be valued at €260,000, was seized.

“A man, aged in his 40s, was arrested at the scene and was taken to Bridewell Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1996,” gardai said.

“The drugs seized will now be sent for further analysis.

“Investigations are ongoing."

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