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Man arrested as cocaine and cannabis seized in Cork raid
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Man arrested as cocaine and cannabis seized in Cork raid

Sat 7:52 AM 17,024 Views 18 Comments

A man in his 60s is being questioned at Gurranbraher Garda station on the city’s northside.

Ex-garda fighting Europe's €14 billion drugs trade says Irish gangs are 'top of the pyramid'
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Ex-garda fighting Europe's €14 billion drugs trade says Irish gangs are 'top of the pyramid'

Jul 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 82,534 Views 50 Comments
  • Former Assistant Commissioner Michael O'Sullivan leads an EU unit to stop Atlantic shipments of drugs.
  • O'Sullivan said that Irish organised crime is an intrinsic part of the €14 billion European drugs trade.
  • The ex-garda said smugglers are using yachts, ships and even semi-submersibles to move drugs into Europe.
Showjumper booted from Olympics after positive cocaine test
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Showjumper booted from Olympics after positive cocaine test

Jul 21st 2021, 11:29 AM 6,910 Views 4 Comments

Jamie Kermond was kicked off the Australian Olympic team on Wednesday

Numbers seeking treatment for crack cocaine use surges nearly 400% since 2014
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Numbers seeking treatment for crack cocaine use surges nearly 400% since 2014

Jul 20th 2021, 2:53 PM 13,198 Views 9 Comments

The number of women entering treatment for crack cocaine use has increased by almost 80% in two years.

Dutch Customs find €225m of cocaine hidden inside a shipment of banana puree
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Dutch Customs find €225m of cocaine hidden inside a shipment of banana puree

Jul 16th 2021, 3:42 PM 26,897 Views 20 Comments

It is the latest cocaine seizure associated with banana products, including in Ireland, on shipping destined for Rotterdam.

How Gardaí's €35 million cocaine seizure is part of a global fight against a 'giant alliance' of crime
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How Gardaí's €35 million cocaine seizure is part of a global fight against a 'giant alliance' of crime

Jul 14th 2021, 9:15 PM 24,310 Views 13 Comments

The seizure given to gardaí this week came on foot of work by agencies across the world.

Gardaí seize estimated €35 million worth of cocaine disguised as charcoal
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Gardaí seize estimated €35 million worth of cocaine disguised as charcoal

Jul 14th 2021, 12:56 PM 56,336 Views 65 Comments

Criminals were attempting to smuggle half a tonne of cocaine into Ireland.

Man charged over €140,000 cocaine seizure in Cork
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Man charged over €140,000 cocaine seizure in Cork

Jul 14th 2021, 7:33 AM 14,349 Views 0 Comments

The drugs were discovered after a car was intercepted on the M8 motorway.

Gardaí targeting international drug traffickers seize shipping containers in the Netherlands
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Gardaí targeting international drug traffickers seize shipping containers in the Netherlands

Jul 10th 2021, 2:57 PM 24,908 Views 10 Comments

The operation is ongoing.

Car, cocaine and €24,000 in cash seized by CAB in Sligo
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Car, cocaine and €24,000 in cash seized by CAB in Sligo

Jul 1st 2021, 8:44 PM 18,983 Views 0 Comments

In addition to the items seized, €151,000 in financial accounts was frozen.

More people are using cocaine and ecstasy, but slightly fewer are using cannabis
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More people are using cocaine and ecstasy, but slightly fewer are using cannabis

Jul 1st 2021, 6:20 AM 14,582 Views 12 Comments

Men are more than twice as likely as women to use drugs, according to a new survey.

Gardaí seize €140k worth of cocaine in Galway search operation
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Gardaí seize €140k worth of cocaine in Galway search operation

Jun 26th 2021, 1:30 PM 14,623 Views 11 Comments

A man in his 20s has been arrested.

Record cocaine seizures reported across Europe, but crime gangs adapted to pandemic restrictions
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Record cocaine seizures reported across Europe, but crime gangs adapted to pandemic restrictions

Jun 9th 2021, 3:34 PM 9,365 Views 7 Comments

In 2019, more than 370 illegal drug production laboratories were dismantled in Europe.

Eurovision winners deny doing cocaine in the Green Room
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Eurovision winners deny doing cocaine in the Green Room

May 23rd 2021, 2:31 PM 169,530 Views 63 Comments

Footage of Måneskin singer Thomas Raggi went viral last night.

Joshua Allen, son of chef Rachel Allen, found to have been in possession of cocaine
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Joshua Allen, son of chef Rachel Allen, found to have been in possession of cocaine

May 20th 2021, 9:27 PM 118,208 Views 0 Comments

The matter was adjourned until 8 July with Allen being remanded on bail until his next court appearance.

Man (30s) arrested after €812,000 worth of cocaine seized during stop and search of vehicle
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Man (30s) arrested after €812,000 worth of cocaine seized during stop and search of vehicle

May 18th 2021, 5:29 PM 22,485 Views 18 Comments

The vehicle was seized in the Naas area of Co Kildare this morning.

Man charged following seizure of €230k worth of drugs in Clondalkin
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Man charged following seizure of €230k worth of drugs in Clondalkin

Apr 7th 2021, 6:53 PM 18,016 Views 8 Comments

The cocaine and cannabis herb were seized by gardaí last Friday.

One arrest as €215k worth of drugs seized in Kildare
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One arrest as €215k worth of drugs seized in Kildare

Mar 28th 2021, 3:03 PM 27,045 Views 68 Comments

Cocaine, cannabis, and drug paraphernalia was seized.

Eight men arrested after €60,000 worth of cocaine seized in Temple Bar
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Eight men arrested after €60,000 worth of cocaine seized in Temple Bar

Mar 22nd 2021, 4:40 PM 21,198 Views 8 Comments

A number of mobile phones were also seized along with a quantity of cash.

Gardaí seize almost €180,000 worth of drugs in Drogheda
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Gardaí seize almost €180,000 worth of drugs in Drogheda

Mar 19th 2021, 11:17 AM 12,065 Views 16 Comments

The drugs were found following a search of a vehicle last night.

Man arrested after €45k worth of suspected xanax tablets and cocaine seized in Co Kerry
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Man arrested after €45k worth of suspected xanax tablets and cocaine seized in Co Kerry

Mar 16th 2021, 9:39 AM 15,564 Views 22 Comments

The drugs were seized during a search of an apartment on Upper Castle Street in Tralee.

Man due in court following seizure of €70,000 worth of suspected cocaine
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Man due in court following seizure of €70,000 worth of suspected cocaine

Mar 14th 2021, 7:07 AM 12,669 Views 0 Comments

The suspected drugs were discovered during a search of a property in Galway on Friday.

Gardaí seize cocaine worth €70,000 in Galway search
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Gardaí seize cocaine worth €70,000 in Galway search

Mar 13th 2021, 2:55 PM 22,271 Views 21 Comments

The Galway Divisional Drugs Unit searched a premises on the Headford Road around 10.30pm lasat night.

President of Honduras helped smuggle tonnes of cocaine into United States, prosecutor alleges
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President of Honduras helped smuggle tonnes of cocaine into United States, prosecutor alleges

Mar 9th 2021, 9:59 PM 15,157 Views 5 Comments

A witness claims the president said “they’d transport so much cocaine into the US they’d shove the drugs up the noses of the gringos.”

Germany and Belgium seize 23 tonnes of cocaine in record European haul
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Germany and Belgium seize 23 tonnes of cocaine in record European haul

Feb 24th 2021, 2:29 PM 34,034 Views 37 Comments

Dutch police said the drugs were bound for a destination in the Netherlands.

Huge cocaine seizure in Cork highlights Ireland's fulcrum position in global drug gang investigations
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Huge cocaine seizure in Cork highlights Ireland's fulcrum position in global drug gang investigations

Feb 19th 2021, 3:45 PM 19,315 Views 16 Comments

The Costa Rica to Cork cargo route has seen a number of successful drug interdictions.

Gardaí seize €150,000 worth of cocaine following search of Kildare home
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Gardaí seize €150,000 worth of cocaine following search of Kildare home

Feb 10th 2021, 3:54 PM 17,626 Views 14 Comments

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene last night.

Man arrested after gardaí seize cocaine worth €245,000 in Limerick
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Man arrested after gardaí seize cocaine worth €245,000 in Limerick

Jan 24th 2021, 2:56 PM 16,810 Views 0 Comments

A garda vehicle was damaged during the course of the operation.

Two men arrested after gardaí seize €90,000 worth of cocaine and €64,000 in cash
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Two men arrested after gardaí seize €90,000 worth of cocaine and €64,000 in cash

Jan 23rd 2021, 12:21 PM 13,283 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí searched two vehicles in Butlerstown, Co Waterford, yesterday.

€102k worth of suspected drugs seized during raids on house and derelict property in Co Mayo
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€102k worth of suspected drugs seized during raids on house and derelict property in Co Mayo

Jan 13th 2021, 12:32 PM 20,993 Views 19 Comments

No arrests have been made to date.

Man (30s) arrested after cocaine worth €64,000 seized in Dublin
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Man (30s) arrested after cocaine worth €64,000 seized in Dublin

Dec 15th 2020, 8:41 AM 12,295 Views 3 Comments

The man was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Coolock Garda Station

Dublin man sent for trial accused of conspiring to launder €500k in crime proceeds from drug trafficking
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Dublin man sent for trial accused of conspiring to launder €500k in crime proceeds from drug trafficking

Dec 7th 2020, 3:32 PM 22,162 Views 0 Comments

The investigation involved gardaí, as well as police forces and custom services in Australia and New Zealand.

Man (40s) to appear in court after seizure of firearms and €100,000 worth of drugs
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Man (40s) to appear in court after seizure of firearms and €100,000 worth of drugs

Updated Nov 29th 2020, 7:16 PM 30,228 Views 0 Comments

The seizure was made at a residential property in Ballymun.

Detector dog Rex helps gardaí locate and seize firearms and €40k worth of suspected cocaine
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Detector dog Rex helps gardaí locate and seize firearms and €40k worth of suspected cocaine

Nov 10th 2020, 12:28 PM 11,408 Views 11 Comments

Gardaí carried out a search near the riverbank of St Mary’s Park at around 4.30pm yesterday.

Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalise hard drugs
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Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalise hard drugs

Nov 4th 2020, 12:43 PM 24,934 Views 17 Comments

The state also legalised access to magic mushrooms for therapeutic use.

Woman (30s) arrested after €89,000 worth of cocaine and ecstasy seized in Dublin
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Woman (30s) arrested after €89,000 worth of cocaine and ecstasy seized in Dublin

Oct 14th 2020, 12:19 PM 17,080 Views 1 Comment

The seizure was made during a search in Clondalkin last night.

Gardaí seize €3.5 million worth of cocaine in north Dublin
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Gardaí seize €3.5 million worth of cocaine in north Dublin

Sep 24th 2020, 6:11 PM 36,156 Views 34 Comments

The drugs were seized in Swords.

Man and woman detained after allegedly ingesting 280 pellets of cocaine
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Man and woman detained after allegedly ingesting 280 pellets of cocaine

Sep 22nd 2020, 11:20 AM 29,186 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí seized the drugs shortly before 8pm on Sunday evening.

Gardaí in Dublin arrest man after cocaine and semi-automatic gun found during searches
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Gardaí in Dublin arrest man after cocaine and semi-automatic gun found during searches

Sep 21st 2020, 1:13 PM 21,063 Views 6 Comments

Searches were conducted over two days as part of an investigation targeting organised crime.

Five arrests and 21 kilos of cocaine seized by UK police investigating 'NI crime group'
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Five arrests and 21 kilos of cocaine seized by UK police investigating 'NI crime group'

Sep 12th 2020, 2:04 PM 18,376 Views 0 Comments

Four men based in Northern Ireland are suspected of being involved in the importation of drugs from the continent.

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