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IrelandTwo detained in Portugal over €187k cannabis seizure in Cork

16:45  14 march  2019
16:45  14 march  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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Four people have been arrested following the seizure of cannabis worth an estimated € 600,000 in Cork . Gardaí said a search of an industrial unit at Three men and a woman, all aged between 35 and 45 years, were arrested following the discovery of the haul. They are being detained at Togher and

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A MAN and woman were detained in Portugal on foot of an Irish arrest warrant over a €187,000 cannabis seizure in Cork.

The man, in his 30s, and woman, in her 20s, were detained in Lisbon yesterday on foot of a European Arrest Warrant (EAW).

The EAW was executed in Portugal in conjunction with members of the West Cork Divisional Drugs Unit.

The couple have since been brought back to Ireland.

They have been taken to Bantry Garda Station and are due to appear before Bantry District Court later today.

The arrests came after Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit in West Cork carried out a search on January 18 2016 at a house in Dunmanway, Co Cork.

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Gardaí in west Cork have seized herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of € 200,000 in a raid on a house in Baile Mhic Íre last night. A 41-year old man was arrested following a search of a house at Chapel View in the village and is being detained at Bandon Garda Station.

Gardaí were acting on specific intelligence.

Two detained in Portugal over €187k cannabis seizure in Cork © Getty Two detained in Portugal over €187k cannabis seizure in Cork

They discovered a grow house containing €187,000 worth of cannabis herb and cannabis plants.

Four men and a woman were arrested and detained at Bandon and Bantry Garda stations.

All four were later released without charge for the preparation of a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Of the five people detained in 2016, one has already appeared before the courts in Cork.

Two more will appear before Bantry District Court today.

One individual faces no further action by decision of the DPP.

The fifth and final individual faces an outstanding EAW.

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