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Cobh raid Teenager arrested following seizure of €60,000 worth of cannabis and €9,000 cash

Cannabis herb worth approximately €60,000 (analysis pending) along with €9,000 in cash, was found in the course of the search.

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Seizure made in Cobh yesterday

Seizure made in Cobh yesterday

Seizure made in Cobh yesterday

A teenager has been quizzed by gardai following the seizure of €60,000 worth of cannabis, and €9,000 in cash in a search operation in Cobh. 

Gardaí attached to the Midleton District Drugs Unit searched a house in the East Hill area yesterday as part of Operation Tara.

Cannabis herb worth approximately €60,000 (analysis pending) along with €9,000 in cash, was discovered.

“A man in his late teens was arrested and detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 for questioning, at Cobh Garda station,” gardaí said.

“He has since been released without charge and a file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

“Investigations are ongoing.”

Gardai added that the seizure forms part of Operation Tara; an enhanced national anti-drugs strategy, which was launched by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris in July 2021.

The focus of Operation Tara is to disrupt, dismantle and prosecute drug trafficking networks, at all levels - international, national, local - involved in the importation, distribution, cultivation, production, local sale and supply of controlled drugs.

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