Man arrested as drugs worth €590,000 seized in Co Cork

Gardaí find cannabis and cocaine following stop and search of a car in Mitchelstown

A man has been arrested following the seizure of drugs worth an estimated €590,000 in Co Cork.

Gardaí said in a statement they discovered what they believe to be cannabis and cocaine following the stop and search of a car in Mitchelstown on Friday afternoon.

At about 2.20pm, officers attached to the Fermoy Roads Policing Unit stopped the car for road traffic offences whilst conducting a checkpoint.

The driver, a man aged in his late 40s, was arrested and the car was seized.


The search of the vehicle uncovered approximately €380,000 of cannabis and €210,000 of cocaine, both subject to analysis.

The suspect was taken to Fermoy Garda station where he was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

Mark Hilliard

Mark Hilliard

Mark Hilliard is a reporter with The Irish Times