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BREAKING: Major drug seizure in Skibbereen

As part of a planned operation, gardaí from the Garda National Drugs and Organized Crime Bureau, the Customs Service and members attached to the Cork West divisional drugs unit yesterday executed a search warrant at a property in Skibbereen and seized four kilos of cannabis herb. .

The search warrant was executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 and cannabis herb was located, which was vacuum packed and ready for distribution. It has an estimated street value of approximately €80,000, subject to analysis.

A man, aged in his 30s, was arrested and detained at a local police station under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

The man has since been charged and is due to appear at Bandon District Court this afternoon.