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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Cocaine

This week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Wicklow
Man arrested and €100,000 of cocaine seized by Gardaí in Arklow yesterday
A man in his 50s was arrested at the scene and is being detained at Rathmines Garda Station.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Tipperary
Two men go on trial for alleged possession of €80k worth of cocaine for sale or supply
Michael Morgan (43) and John Walsh (36) appeared before Nenagh Circuit Court today.
Last month
January 2023
# North Dublin
Man (22) arrested after Revenue officers seize over €339,000 worth of cocaine in north Dublin
The seizure was made in the north Dublin area earlier today.
# Kinder Surprise
Irishman accused of smuggling cocaine to Australia 'internally' in Kinder Surprise capsules
If found guilty he faces a maximum penalty of 25 years’ imprisonment.
Last year
2022
# Gardaí
Cannabis worth €2.4 million seized after gardaí intercept two vehicles in Dublin
Gardaí searched a residential premises in Dublin’s south inner city and a business premises in west Dublin.
# excess
'His weight fluctuated, the end looked nigh for Argentina’s most famous number 10'
Read an extract from USA 94: The World Cup that Changed the Game by Matthew Evans.
# operation tara
Man due in court after €1.12 million worth of cocaine found in Drogheda
The seizure was made as part of Operation Tara.
# operation tara
Two people arrested after gardaí seize over €1 million worth of heroin and cocaine
Gardaí made the seizure following a search of a residential property in Dublin yesterday evening.
# Cocaine
Two people arrested as €1.26 million worth of cocaine seized as vehicle searched at Dublin Port
The seizure was made as part of a joint operation by Revenue and gardaí.
# operation tara
Man arrested after gardaí seize €60,000 worth of cocaine in Tuam
Gardaí carried out a search under warrant at a domestic residence in Tuam yesterday.
# Gardaí
Cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy worth over €120k seized in Waterford
Two men and a woman, all in their twenties, were arrested at the scene
# Waterford
Two men arrested after seizure of kilogramme of cocaine worth over €75k
One man is aged in his 20s and the other is in his teens.
# Westmeath
Two men charged over seizure of cocaine worth €8.4 million
The two men, aged 54 and 40, are due to appear in court today.
# Seized
Over €1 million worth of cocaine seized at Dublin Airport
Three men have been arrested.
# Mulhuddart
Gardaí seize cocaine worth €325k in raid on west Dublin drug gang
A man in his 20s has been arrested.
# Rosslare Europort
Cocaine and heroin valued at €1.3 million seized at Rosslare Europort
Over 5kgs of heroin and almost 8kgs of cocaine were discovered during the seizure.
# Cocaine
'Tipping point': Surge in cocaine use in Ireland as it overtakes heroin as main problem drug
The number of cases of people seeking treatment for problem cocaine use has tripled between between 2015 and 2021.
# Drug seizure
UK Builder remanded in custody over €4.7 million cocaine haul in Dublin
The man has not yet indicated how he will plead.
# Drugs
Man due in court following seizure of €4.69 million worth of cocaine
Gardaí seized the drugs on Friday and arrested the man following an operation in Leopardstown, Dublin.
# Drugs Seizure
Man charged in relation to €1.4 million drug seizures in Clare and Limerick
Gardaí have carried out a spate of searches in Clare an Limerick in the past 24 hours.
# Caherconlish
Man (30s) arrested after €140,000 worth of cocaine seized in Limerick
The seizure was made at around 8pm last night.
# Laois
Three men to appear in court after gardaí seize drugs worth €90,000 in Portlaoise
The men, two aged in their late teens and one aged in his early 20s, were arrested on Tuesday night.
# Report
Kinahan cartel linked to at least 20 murders in four EU countries
The EU’s police and drugs agencies say the Kinahan crime group is among Europe’s largest wholesalers of cocaine.
# Wexford
Two people (20s) arrested in relation to seizure of €160,000 worth of cocaine in Co Wexford
The suspected drugs were seized by gardaí on Friday evening.
# Rosario
Six people hospitalised in Argentina after taking drugs
It comes after 24 people died in Argentina last week after consuming cocaine laced with opioids.
# Blanchardstown
Two arrested after €220,000 worth of cocaine and tablets seized in Dublin
Officers seized the drugs during the search of a premises in Dublin 15.
# Argentina
23 people killed and dozens hospitalised in Argentina after taking 'laced' cocaine
Two of the hospitalised are in a serious condition and on mechanical ventilation.
# Drugs Seizure
€590,000 of suspected cannabis and cocaine seized at Cork checkpoint
A man in his late 40s has been arrested.
# Seizure
Arrested man released without charge after major cocaine seizure in Dublin
The drugs were concealed in the refrigeration unit of a vehicle that was stopped and searched.
# Drugs
Cocaine worth €1.4 million seized after vehicle is searched at Dublin Port
A 22-year-old man has been arrested in relation to drug trafficking offences.
All time
# Netherlands
Cocaine worth €127 million hidden in shipments of bananas and cocoa beans seized in Rotterdam
Drug seizures have rocketed this year in Rotterdam harbour.
# global drugs survey
People in Ireland have the most regret over being drunk globally, new study shows
The Global Drug Survey 2021 shows respondents in Ireland got drunk an average of 14.6 times a year.
898 people in Ireland participated in the Global Drug Survey 2021.
The survey shows respondents in Ireland got drunk an average of 14.6 times a year.
On average, respondents from Ireland felt the most regret over getting drunk this year globally, regretting it 28.4% of the time.
# Clare
Man (30s) arrested after two air guns and €35k worth of cocaine seized during Garda search
The search was carried out in the west Clare region this morning.
# problems
'Smurf' the latest Colombian football star implicated in cocaine crime
Anthony de Avila represented his country at both the 1994 and 1998 World Cups.
# Tallaght
€200,000 worth of cocaine seized during Dublin search operation
The drugs were found during the search of a residential property in Tallaght.
# Cork
Man arrested as cocaine and cannabis seized in Cork raid
A man in his 60s is being questioned at Gurranbraher Garda station on the city’s northside.
# Michael O'Sullivan
Ex-garda fighting Europe's €14 billion drugs trade says Irish gangs are 'top of the pyramid'
Michael O’Sullivan leads the influential Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre Narcotics in Portugal.
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.
Dutch Customs find €225m of cocaine hidden inside a shipment of banana puree
Huge cocaine seizure in Cork highlights Ireland's fulcrum position in global drug gang investigations
# problems
Showjumper booted from Olympics after positive cocaine test
Jamie Kermond was kicked off the Australian Olympic team on Wednesday
# Crack Cocaine
Numbers seeking treatment for crack cocaine use surges nearly 400% since 2014
The number of women entering treatment for crack cocaine use has increased by almost 80% in two years.
# that's bananas
Dutch Customs find €225m of cocaine hidden inside a shipment of banana puree
It is the latest cocaine seizure associated with banana products, including in Ireland, on shipping destined for Rotterdam.