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Man (49) arrested as cannabis worth €700k seized from crime gang in ‘Southern Region’

The man is currently being detained at Togher Garda Station in the city.

Cannabis seized in Cork. Photo: An Garda Siochana

Niall DonaldSunday World

A man has been arrested after gardai seized more than €700,000 worth of cannabis from a property in Cork yesterday.

Gardai said the seizure came as part of an investigation into organised crime in the Southern Region of the country.

A garda spokesman said a total of 35kgs of cannabis was discovered during the operation.

“As part of ongoing investigations targeting Organised Crime Groups operating in the Southern Region, a Joint Intelligence led operation was conducted by the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau, the Revenue Commissioners Customs Service, and the Cork Divisional Drugs Unit.

"During the course of this operation, 35kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €700,000 was seized by Customs officers. Gardaí arrested a 49 year old male at the scene and he is presently being detained under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Togher Garda Station.

" Investigations are continuing.”

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