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#Cocaine

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.”

From TheJournal.ie High uptake of sterile crack pipes in response to surge in use of drug in Dublin Crack

High uptake of sterile crack pipes in response to surge in use of drug in Dublin

There has been an increase in use of the drug since the start of last year.

From TheJournal.ie Dutch nationals appear in UK court charged with massive cocaine seizure SY Marcia

Dutch nationals appear in UK court charged with massive cocaine seizure

Officers discovered bales of cocaine wrapped in plastic bagging.

From The42 Peru striker Guerrero cleared to play (for now) despite positive test for 'cocaine' Limbo

Peru striker Guerrero cleared to play (for now) despite positive test for 'cocaine'

The CAS decision to ban Guerrero for 14 months, put on hold for the World Cup, could be reimposed in the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie HSE launches new advice campaign as cocaine use returns to Celtic Tiger levels Crack

HSE launches new advice campaign as cocaine use returns to Celtic Tiger levels

In 2016 there were more than 1,000 drug treatment cases where cocaine was the main substance reported.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'd a wife and two kids. Everything looked perfect to the outside world. It wasn't. I was addicted to cocaine' Addiction

'I'd a wife and two kids. Everything looked perfect to the outside world. It wasn't. I was addicted to cocaine'

A middle-class family brought to the brink by a father’s cocaine use speak about an addiction that cross all demographics.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin man who went on cocaine-fuelled rampage armed with submachine gun jailed Garda Chase

Dublin man who went on cocaine-fuelled rampage armed with submachine gun jailed

The man has received a nine-year prison sentence.

From TheJournal.ie Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre Crack Cocaine

Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre

Dealers began offering smaller, cheaper bags of the drug from last summer.

From TheJournal.ie Man (30s) arrested after drugs worth €300,000 seized in Wexford Carne

Man (30s) arrested after drugs worth €300,000 seized in Wexford

The operation took place after noon today.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis now the most-used substance in new cases of problem drug use Drug Treatment

Cannabis now the most-used substance in new cases of problem drug use

There has also been an increase in the number of people who are homeless seeking treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested after gardaí seize €220,000 worth of cocaine and ketamine Carlow

Two arrested after gardaí seize €220,000 worth of cocaine and ketamine

The two were “acting suspiciously” in the town yesterday, according to gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Driver in Carlow caught doing 176kmph, with no insurance and tests positive for cocaine M9

Driver in Carlow caught doing 176kmph, with no insurance and tests positive for cocaine

Gardaí were patrolling the roads in Kerry, Limerick, Wexford and Kildare over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine addict who agreed to move guns and ammunition for 'dangerous people' jailed Courts

Cocaine addict who agreed to move guns and ammunition for 'dangerous people' jailed

Stephen Keenan (31) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to four counts of unlawful possession of two handguns and bullets.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged over seizure of €950,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis Meath

Man charged over seizure of €950,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis

The drugs were found by gardaí in Ashbourne last November.

From TheJournal.ie Belgian man jailed for 17 years for importing £7 million of cocaine into UK on helicopter Jailed

Belgian man jailed for 17 years for importing £7 million of cocaine into UK on helicopter

It was estimated that Frederic Fagnoul was importing an estimated 50kg of cocaine on each flight from France.

From TheJournal.ie Drug dealer caught after being spotted leaving boxes of cocaine at telephone pole Shannon Estuary

Drug dealer caught after being spotted leaving boxes of cocaine at telephone pole

Detective Stack saw Simon McDonagh arrive and stoop beside the telephone pole to place down two plastic lunch boxes.