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#Cocaine

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrest man and woman after €700k worth of cocaine discovered in Westmeath Athlone

Gardaí arrest man and woman after €700k worth of cocaine discovered in Westmeath

Officers conducted an early morning raid of a house in Athlone.

From TheJournal.ie Jury in El Chapo trial begins deliberations amid drug smuggling and sex abuse claims Sinaloa Cartel

Jury in El Chapo trial begins deliberations amid drug smuggling and sex abuse claims

The trial in New York has heard nearly three months of testimony.

From TheJournal.ie El Chapo's lawyer says trial witnesses can't be trusted and 'would sell a child for cocaine' Drug Cartel

El Chapo's lawyer says trial witnesses can't be trusted and 'would sell a child for cocaine'

The Mexican drug kingpin faces life in prison if convicted on trafficking, firearms and money laundering charges.

From The42 FA issue plea after allegations that an England footballer took cocaine in a nightclub Allegations

FA issue plea after allegations that an England footballer took cocaine in a nightclub

‘It remains a priority to find and sanction anyone found taking performance-enhancing or recreational drugs,’ the FA said in a statement today.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize €500,000 worth of heroin and cocaine at house in south Dublin Tallaght

Gardaí seize €500,000 worth of heroin and cocaine at house in south Dublin

A 47-year-old man was arrested at the house yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Surge in cocaine supply in Europe as gangs 'uberise' the trade through social media EU Drug Agency

Surge in cocaine supply in Europe as gangs 'uberise' the trade through social media

Ireland has one of the highest prevalence of cocaine use in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Two cancer sufferers refused bail over €3.5 million cocaine seizure in Liffey Valley car park Flight Risk

Two cancer sufferers refused bail over €3.5 million cocaine seizure in Liffey Valley car park

Gardaí said the accused posed a flight risk.

From TheJournal.ie Houses evacuated after suspected pipe bomb is found by gardaí carrying out drugs search Drogheda
From TheJournal.ie Four people arrested after €2.8 million of suspected cocaine seized in Dublin Dublin

Four people arrested after €2.8 million of suspected cocaine seized in Dublin

Separately, a large quantity of cannabis herb with an approximate street value of €800,000 was seized.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize €90,000 worth of drugs, cash and stun gun in north Dublin Ballymun

Gardaí seize €90,000 worth of drugs, cash and stun gun in north Dublin

The seizure was made as part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Defence lawyer says Storm Emma looter was 'high on cocaine at the time' Convicted

Defence lawyer says Storm Emma looter was 'high on cocaine at the time'

David Berney received a two-year sentence today for burglary, but had 18 months suspended for the looting incident.

From TheJournal.ie Former pub owner who turned to drugs trade to offset gambling debts jailed for five years Dublin

Former pub owner who turned to drugs trade to offset gambling debts jailed for five years

Emmet Fogarty got into trouble with Revenue and developed an alcohol and gambling addiction.

From TheJournal.ie Would you pay more for ethically sourced cocaine? Column

Would you pay more for ethically sourced cocaine?

Because cocaine is illegal, if people choose to use it they have little choice but to indirectly support organised crime and human trafficking, experts argue.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for selling €40 worth of cocaine to undercover gardaí Dublin

Man jailed for selling €40 worth of cocaine to undercover gardaí

Karl Zambra said his local community is a victim of the drugs trade.

From TheJournal.ie Man (39) arrested following seizure of estimated €145k worth of cocaine Dublin

Man (39) arrested following seizure of estimated €145k worth of cocaine

The drugs were seized following a search of a car in Blanchardstown, Dublin this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Trucker who brought nearly €300,000 worth of cocaine into Dublin Port jailed for eight and a half years Courts

Trucker who brought nearly €300,000 worth of cocaine into Dublin Port jailed for eight and a half years

The drugs were seized at Dublin Port in August 2015 as part of a joint operation involving the Revenue and the Gardai.

From TheJournal.ie New York trial told that drug baron 'El Chapo' Guzman was leader of deadly Sinaloa cartel, not scapegoat Cocaine

New York trial told that drug baron 'El Chapo' Guzman was leader of deadly Sinaloa cartel, not scapegoat

He is accused of leading the Sinaloa cartel, turning it into the world’s largest criminal group.

From TheJournal.ie Drugs worth €570,000 seized after gardaí stop woman in Dublin Three Arrests

Drugs worth €570,000 seized after gardaí stop woman in Dublin

Cannabis, methamphetamine, amphetamine and cocaine were seized.

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine worth €4.6 million seized in Rosslare Revenue

Cocaine worth €4.6 million seized in Rosslare

Detector dog Defor helped gardaí and Revenue officers intercept the drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin man caught storing cocaine in his kitchen and cannabis in wheelie bins Possession

Dublin man caught storing cocaine in his kitchen and cannabis in wheelie bins

Michael Fulton said he began taking cannabis to assist with back pain and agreed to store the drugs to pay off a debt.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí issue warning after motorists test positive for cocaine and cannabis Roadside Testing

Gardaí issue warning after motorists test positive for cocaine and cannabis

One driver was also speeding at the time.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin woman suspected of large-scale cocaine importation top target for Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau Top Target

Dublin woman suspected of large-scale cocaine importation top target for Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau

The woman is suspected of bringing in hundreds of kilos every year.

From TheJournal.ie One arrested after shotgun rounds and €489,000 worth of drugs seized during raid on Dublin home Drug Seizure

One arrested after shotgun rounds and €489,000 worth of drugs seized during raid on Dublin home

The seizure was made following the search of a property in west Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie From Colombian cartels to grow-houses in Galway: where do Ireland's illegal drugs come from? Recreational Drugs

From Colombian cartels to grow-houses in Galway: where do Ireland's illegal drugs come from?

We look at the connection between international crime gangs and Irish customers.

From TheJournal.ie 'People tend to start doing cocaine because it's so much more socially acceptable' Recreational Drugs

'People tend to start doing cocaine because it's so much more socially acceptable'

Dominic McGrath reports on Dublin’s midnight scene.

From TheJournal.ie Drugs in Ireland - what did we take before, what are we taking now? The Stats

Drugs in Ireland - what did we take before, what are we taking now?

For the Irish, when it comes to taking controlled substances, old habits die hard.

From TheJournal.ie 'I have seen the increase in cocaine and alcohol addiction with the return of money. It's frightening' Recovery Month

'I have seen the increase in cocaine and alcohol addiction with the return of money. It's frightening'

The Rutland Centre is seeing shifts in the people it treats, and is emphasising how anyone can recover from addiction on its 40th anniversary.

From TheJournal.ie 'They're asking about MDMA, LSD and cocaine': Keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic Ana Liffey Drug Project

'They're asking about MDMA, LSD and cocaine': Keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic

The Ana Liffey Drug Project is at Electric Picnic this weekend – and it has proved to be a busy few days so far.

From TheJournal.ie Five men arrested and drugs seized as Defence Forces assist in inter-agency operation at sea Seized

Five men arrested and drugs seized as Defence Forces assist in inter-agency operation at sea

A UK National Crime Agency (NCA) coordinated operation led to the detention of a yacht yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie 17-year-old male arrested after €30k worth of cocaine seized in Dublin Drimnagh

17-year-old male arrested after €30k worth of cocaine seized in Dublin

The discovery was found during a search of a house in Drimnagh.

From TheJournal.ie Submachine gun, cocaine and cannabis seized in Clare Gardaí

Submachine gun, cocaine and cannabis seized in Clare

One man was arrested and later released.

From The42 Wakefield prop gets 20-month ban over positive test for cocaine Rugby League

Wakefield prop gets 20-month ban over positive test for cocaine

UKAD have back-dated the ban, leaving Adam Walker suspended until March.

From TheJournal.ie Man due in court in connection with Dublin cocaine seizure Drimnagh

Man due in court in connection with Dublin cocaine seizure

€64,000 worth of the drug was seized on Saturday in Drimnagh in the south inner city.

From TheJournal.ie Irish among those detained after massive drugs seizure by Spanish police Cannabis

Irish among those detained after massive drugs seizure by Spanish police

UK, Moroccan and Spanish nationals have also been arrested in connection with drug trafficking.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize €50k worth of cocaine in Laois Abbeyleix

Gardaí seize €50k worth of cocaine in Laois

Two men were arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Man (20s) charged after being found with €45k worth of suspected cocaine Cork

Man (20s) charged after being found with €45k worth of suspected cocaine

The man was found by gardaí on MacCurtain Street in Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Teen arrested after being found with €50,000 worth of cocaine on him Clondalkin

Teen arrested after being found with €50,000 worth of cocaine on him

MDMA worth an estimated €90,000 was also found.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil tweet about HSE being on crack 'not representative of party policy' Harm Reduction

Fianna Fáil tweet about HSE being on crack 'not representative of party policy'

The tweet was quickly deleted after criticism online.

From TheJournal.ie Galway man arrested in New York following €40,000 cocaine seizure Fintan Russell

Galway man arrested in New York following €40,000 cocaine seizure

Fintan Russell is alleged to have been heavily involved in the drug trade in New York state.

From TheJournal.ie 'I couldn’t do without cocaine, couldn’t face talking to people without a few lines in me' Addiction

'I couldn’t do without cocaine, couldn’t face talking to people without a few lines in me'

“It started recreationally, just dabbling, and then it went from there. First it would just be at the weekend, then it started to spill over into the week.”

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