Gardaí seized €42,500 worth of cannabis herb and arrested two men following a search operation in Midleton, Co Cork and Waterford on Wednesday afternoon.
The seizure was part of Operation Tara, and it took place at a checkpoint on Youghal Road, Midleton along with a follow-up search.
As part of an ongoing operation targeting the transportation of controlled drugs into Midleton via public transport, the Midleton District Drug Unit carried out a checkpoint on Youghal Road and stopped a public bus and conducted a search under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977/84. Cannabis herb (subject to analysis) with a street value of €35,000 was seized.
Two men (both early 30s) were arrested at the scene and taken to Midleton Garda Station where they are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
In a follow-up search by members of the Waterford Drug Unit, €7,500 of cannabis herb was seized at a residence in Waterford. All drugs seized will be sent for analysis.
Investigations are ongoing.