The man is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.
A MAN HAS been arrested and €140,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb was seized during a checkpoint operation in Co Cork.
As part of Operation Fanacht, gardaí carried out a Covid-19 checkpoint on the M8 at Killydonoghue, Glanmire yesterday.
Shortly before 8.30pm, gardaí stopped a van and spoke to the driver, a man aged in his 30s.
The man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and was brought to Mayfield Garda Station.
A search of the van was carried out at the roadside and gardaí discovered two bags containing €140,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb.
After being processed for suspected driving whilst intoxicated, the driver was subsequently arrested in relation to the suspected cannabis herb seizure.
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He is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. A file will be prepared in relation to the suspected driving whilst intoxicated incident.
All of the suspected drugs will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.