Drug and cash worth almost €40,000 seized in garda raids in Cork city

Raids are part of nationwide Operation Tara campaign to disrupt drug networks

Gardaí in Cork have seized drugs and cash worth almost €40,000, as well mobile phones and electronic scales in separate raids in the city.

The raids were carried out as part of Operation Tara set up last year by the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris as a nationwide campaign to disrupt and dismantle drug trafficking networks.

Gardaí arrested two men in separate operations conducted in the Gurranabraher area of Cork City on Friday evening.

Shortly after 5pm, a house in the area was searched under warrant by members of the Serious Crime and Drugs Units based at Gurranabraher Station.


Cannabis herb worth in excess of €20,000 (analysis pending) was seized along with €7,000 in cash. Other items including mobile phones and electronic scales were also seized.

A man in aged in his late 20s was arrested and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drugs Trafficking Act, 1996 at Gurranabraher Station. He can be held for up to seven days.

In a separate operation, shortly before 8pm, members of the Cork Divisional Drugs and local Drugs Units searched a house under warrant in the same area. Cocaine worth in excess of €8,000 was seized (analysis pending) along with €4,000 in cash.

A man in his late 30s was arrested and is currently detained at Gurranabraher station.

All drugs seized will now be sent for to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy is a news reporter with The Irish Times