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Court Appearance - Drugs Seizure and Alleged Assault Cork City – Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

Issue Date: 25th April 2024

As part of Operation Tara and ongoing investigations into the sale and supply of drugs in Cork City, Gardaí from the Cork City Divisional Drugs Unit stopped and searched a man in his 30s in the Douglas area on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024.

The individual assaulted a member of An Garda Síochána and attempted to flee from the scene before being apprehended. A quantity of heroin, valued in excess of €7,000 (analysis pending), and a sum of €600 in cash were recovered.

The man was taken to a Garda Station in Cork City, where he was subsequently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drugs Trafficking Act, 1996.

During a follow-up operation, Gardaí searched a residential property in the Douglas area and recovered heroin worth in excess of €37,000 (analysis pending).

The seized drugs will be forwarded to the Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) for analysis. The individual has since been charged and is due to appear before Cork District Court this morning, Thursday, April 25th, 2024.