Suspected firearm and €2,300 worth of Cannabis seized in Cork

The seizure took place in the Cloyne area of Cork on Sunday evening.

Garda have seized a suspected firearm and 2,300 of suspected cannabis herb in Co. Cork on January 24, 2021.

Shortly after 5pm, Garda from the Midleton District Drugs Unit, assisted by uniform Garda, executed a search warrant at a house in the Cloyne area of Cork.

During the course of the search Garda seized a suspected rifle and scope along with 2,300 of suspected cannabis herb. Garda also seized a quantity of small plastic bags and a weighing scales.

Both the suspected firearm and the suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis.

A man, aged in his 30s, was arrested at the scene and detained at Midleton Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He has since been released and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.