Two arrested after €140k worth of suspected cocaine seized from taxi in Cork

GARDAI have arrested two men in connection with a Cork drug seizure.

They will appear before a special sitting of Cork District Court on Sunday morning.

Gardai stopped a taxi in Cork and searched it

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Gardai stopped a taxi in Cork and searched it

Under Operation Tara, €140,000 worth of drugs were seized on November 4 following.

Gardaí from the Cork Divisional Drugs Unit and Gurranabraher District Drugs Unit stopped and searched a Taxi on the M8 at Glanmire on Friday evening.

The drugs seized are set to be forwarded to FSI for analysis.

TAXI SEARCH

A Garda Spokesperson said: “Gardaí from Cork based Drugs Units seized drugs worth €140,000 and arrested two males in the course of an operation in Cork on Thursday 4th November 2021.

“As part of Operation Tara, Gardaí from the Cork Divisional Drugs Unit and Gurranabraher District Drugs Unit stopped and searched a taxi on the M8 at Glanmire yesterday evening.

“In the course of a search, two separate packages contacting suspected Cocaine worth a total of €140,000 were recovered from the car.

“The occupants of the car, two men aged in their 30s and 50s, were arrested. 

“Both men are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Mayfield Garda Station.

“The drugs seized will be forwarded to FSI for analysis.

“The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow.”

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