Gardaí have seized about €280,000 value of hashish over the weekend from areas in Cork, Dublin and Wicklow.
Gardaí in Cork have been questioning a person on Saturday evening following the seizure of €160,000 value of medicine after they stopped and searched a automotive and later searched a home in north Cork.
Officers from the Cork Metropolis Divisional Medicine Squad stopped a automotive at Dublin Pike on the northern outskirts of Cork metropolis at about 3pm on Friday and located two kilos of hashish herb value €40,000.
They arrested a Lithuanian couple, a 30-year-old girl, who was driving the car, and a 35-year-old male passenger, and introduced each of them to Gurranebraher Garda Station for questioning.
Gardaí then carried out a observe up search of a rented home close to Whites Cross, north of Cork metropolis, the place they discovered one other 5 and a half kilos of hashish herb value an additional €120,000.
Gardaí later launched the girl with out cost however detectives have been persevering with to query the person on Saturday concerning the medication which have been despatched to Forensic Science in Dublin for evaluation.
The person was detained below Part 2 of the Legal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, which permits gardaí to carry suspects for seven days earlier than they need to be charged or launched.
Individually, gardaí have arrested a person and seized hashish herb value in extra of €80,000 in the midst of a deliberate operation in Donabate, north Co Dublin, on Saturday.
A person in his 50s was arrested and detained at Swords Garda station. He has since been launched pending additional enquiries.
Gardaí additionally arrested a person and seized €40,000 value of suspected hashish herb, following a search within the Bray space of Wicklow on Saturday.
A person, aged in his 30s, was arrested in reference to the search and he was taken to Bray Garda station.