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Ireland €200k worth of cannabis seized in raid on house in Cork

17:26  12 january  2018
17:26  12 january  2018 Source:   extra.ie

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Cannabis in Ireland is illegal for recreational purposes. Use for medical purposes requires case-by-case approval by the Minister for Health. A bill to legalise medical uses of cannabis passed second reading in Dáil Éireann (lower house ) in December 2016.

By Garda Síochána - Cork , Kerry & Limerick - Southern Region · Updated about 2 weeks ago. Gardaí in Cobh have arrested a woman in her 30s and seized approximately € 60,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb.

The discovery was made at a house in Chapel View in Cork. Pic: Google Maps: chapel-view-2 © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland chapel-view-2 Gardai seized €200,000 worth of cannabis from a house in Cork yesterday.

The bust was made as part of an ongoing operation by gardai from the West Cork Divisional Drug unit based in Bandon.

The herb was found at a house in Chapel View, Ballymakeera on Thursday.

The discovery was made at a house in Chapel View in Cork. Pic: Google Maps

According to a garda spokesperson: ‘During the course of the search gardai discovered cannabis herb with an approximate street value of €200,000 (subject to analysis).

‘One male, 41, was arrested and is currently detained at Bandon Garda Station under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice(Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 as amended.’

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