Man (40) arrested in Cork after 13kg of cannabis was seized by gardai

A man in his 40s has been arrested by gardai after found cannabis worth an estimated €260,000 during searches in Ballincollig in Cork.

Gardai arrived at one location in Ballincollig at 7:00 pm where a small amount of cannabis herb was located alongside paraphernalia and a number of mobile phones.

A follow-up search then took place at a nearby home and around 13kg of cannabis was found.

The arrested man was taken to Bridewell Garda Station.

In a statement released this morning, it was confirmed that: “Gardaí have arrested a man and seized €260,000 in suspected cannabis herb following two searches in Ballincollig, Co.Cork on Thursday, 3rd February 2022.

“Personnel attached to the Cork City Divisional Drugs Unit and Gurranabraher District Drugs Unit conducted a search of a property in Ballincollig at 7pm. A small quantity of suspected cannabis herb was located in this first search, along with drug paraphernalia and a number of mobile phones.

Gardaí have said investigations are ongoing.

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