A MAN was arrested in Cork yesterday following the seizure of 23,000 worth of diamorphine.
The search took place at an address in Churchfield Co Cork yesterday morning at aroun 11.45am.
Carried out by members of the Divisional Drug Unit with the assistance of the Armed Support Unit – the drugs unit was part of ongoing intelligence led operations targeting drugs distribution in Cork city.
Over the course of the search, gardai recorded diamorphine worth an estimated €23,000.
One man, early 50s, was arrested during the search and is being held at Mayfield Garda Station.
Gardai have said investigations are ongoing.
A spokesperson said: “As part of ongoing intelligence led operations targeting drugs distribution in Cork City, members of the Divisional Drug Unit carried out a search operation under warrant with the assistance of the Armed Support Unit in Anglesea Street yesterday morning Sunday 6th December, 2020 at approximately 11.45a.m.
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“During the operation Gardaí searched an address in Churchfield, Cork under warrant and one arrest was made.
“Illegal drugs were recovered which were Diamorphine with an estimated street value of €23,000 (subject to analysis).
“One man (early 50s) was arrested at the scene and was taken to Mayfield Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.