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garda swoop Two men arrested after cannabis, cocaine and cash seized during two raids in Cork

The raids were carried out as part of Operation Tara

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Stock image: Cannabis plants

Stock image: Cannabis plants

Stock image: Cannabis plants

Two men have been arrested after gardai seized cocaine, cannabis and cash during two separate raids in Cork city last night.

During the first raid in the Gurranabraher area of the city, officers found cannabis herb worth more than €20k along with €7k in cash.

The discovery was made after a home was searched under warrant by members of the Serious Crime and Drugs Units based at Gurranabraher Station.

A man in aged in his late 20s was arrested and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drugs Trafficking Act, 1996 at Gurranabraher station.

He can be held for up to seven days.

In a separate operation shortly before 8pm also in the Gurrnabraher area of the city, cocaine worth more than €8k was seized along with €4k in cash.

The operation was carried out by members of the Cork Divisional Drugs and local Drugs Units.

A man in his late 30s was arrested and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drugs Trafficking Act, 1996 at Gurranabraher station.

A garda spokesman said all drugs seized will now be sent for to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

"As part of Operation Tara, Gardaí have seized drugs and cash and arrested two men in separate operations conducted in the Gurranabraher area Cork City on Friday 29th April, 2022.

"All drugs seized will now be sent for to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

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