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Man (30s) arrested as Gardaí seize car, cash worth €62,800 and 180 rounds of ammo in Cork raids

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The cash seized by Gardaí on Saturday.

A man in his 30s has been arrested after Gardaí seized cash worth €62,800, a car, drugs worth €3,500 and 180 rounds of ammo in raids in Co Cork.

The searches, which came as part of ongoing investigations into the sale and distribution of controlled drugs and associated criminal activities in County Cork took place in Cobh on Saturday afternoon.

Gardaí from the Midleton District Drug Unit, assisted by local Garda Units from Cobh, Midleton and Fermoy, conducted the operation.

During the operation, Gardaí searched a residential property in Cobh and seized a substantial sum of cash, amounting to €62,800, along with a high-powered car.

A male in his late thirties was arrested at the scene and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, at a Garda Station in County Cork. He can be held for up to 7 days.

In a subsequent operation, a second residence in the Cobh area was also searched, where investigating Gardaí seized €3,500 worth of suspected cocaine, a significant quantity of ammunition (180 rounds), an ammunition press, incapacitant OC spray, and drug-related paraphernalia. All seized items are subject to forensic analysis and examination.

Investigations are ongoing, gardaí said.

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