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# cocaine - Today’s News

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

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

21 hours ago 71,755 Views 46 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.

# cocaine - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Showjumper booted from Olympics after positive cocaine test
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Showjumper booted from Olympics after positive cocaine test

Wed 11:29 AM 6,842 Views 4 Comments

Jamie Kermond was kicked off the Australian Olympic team on Wednesday

# cocaine - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

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

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

Tue 2:53 PM 13,096 Views 9 Comments

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

# cocaine - Friday 16 July, 2021

Dutch Customs find €225m of cocaine hidden inside a shipment of banana puree
# That's Bananas
# That's Bananas

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

Jul 16th 2021, 3:42 PM 26,503 Views 20 Comments

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

# cocaine - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

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

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 24,106 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
# Seized
# Seized

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

Jul 14th 2021, 12:56 PM 55,999 Views 66 Comments

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

Man charged over €140,000 cocaine seizure in Cork
# Operation Tara
# Operation Tara

Man charged over €140,000 cocaine seizure in Cork

Jul 14th 2021, 7:33 AM 14,161 Views 0 Comments

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

# cocaine - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Gardaí targeting international drug traffickers seize shipping containers in the Netherlands
# Shipping Containers
# Shipping Containers

Gardaí targeting international drug traffickers seize shipping containers in the Netherlands

Jul 10th 2021, 2:57 PM 24,870 Views 10 Comments

The operation is ongoing.

# cocaine - Thursday 1 July, 2021

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

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

Jul 1st 2021, 8:44 PM 18,854 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
# Drugs
# Drugs

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

Jul 1st 2021, 6:20 AM 14,495 Views 12 Comments

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

# cocaine - Saturday 26 June, 2021

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

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

Jun 26th 2021, 1:30 PM 14,569 Views 11 Comments

A man in his 20s has been arrested.

# cocaine - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Record cocaine seizures reported across Europe, but crime gangs adapted to pandemic restrictions
# EU Drug Report
# EU Drug Report

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

Jun 9th 2021, 3:34 PM 9,350 Views 7 Comments

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

# cocaine - Sunday 23 May, 2021

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

Eurovision winners deny doing cocaine in the Green Room

May 23rd 2021, 2:31 PM 169,435 Views 64 Comments

Footage of Måneskin singer Thomas Raggi went viral last night.

# cocaine - Thursday 20 May, 2021

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

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

May 20th 2021, 9:27 PM 117,444 Views 0 Comments

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

# cocaine - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

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

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

May 18th 2021, 5:29 PM 22,382 Views 18 Comments

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

# cocaine - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

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

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

Apr 7th 2021, 6:53 PM 17,920 Views 8 Comments

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

# cocaine - Sunday 28 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 28th 2021, 3:03 PM 27,023 Views 68 Comments

Cocaine, cannabis, and drug paraphernalia was seized.

# cocaine - Monday 22 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 22nd 2021, 4:40 PM 21,183 Views 8 Comments

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

# cocaine - Friday 19 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 19th 2021, 11:17 AM 12,043 Views 16 Comments

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

# cocaine - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 16th 2021, 9:39 AM 15,523 Views 22 Comments

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

# cocaine - Sunday 14 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 14th 2021, 7:07 AM 12,644 Views 0 Comments

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

# cocaine - Saturday 13 March, 2021

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

Gardaí seize cocaine worth €70,000 in Galway search

Mar 13th 2021, 2:55 PM 22,231 Views 21 Comments

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

# cocaine - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 9th 2021, 9:59 PM 15,154 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.”

# cocaine - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 24th 2021, 2:29 PM 34,009 Views 37 Comments

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

# cocaine - Friday 19 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 19th 2021, 3:45 PM 19,014 Views 17 Comments

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

# cocaine - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 10th 2021, 3:54 PM 17,616 Views 14 Comments

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

# cocaine - Sunday 24 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 24th 2021, 2:56 PM 16,797 Views 0 Comments

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

# cocaine - Saturday 23 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 23rd 2021, 12:21 PM 13,241 Views 3 Comments

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

# cocaine - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 13th 2021, 12:32 PM 20,945 Views 19 Comments

No arrests have been made to date.

# cocaine - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

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

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

Dec 15th 2020, 8:41 AM 12,267 Views 3 Comments

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

# cocaine - Monday 7 December, 2020

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

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

Dec 7th 2020, 3:32 PM 21,937 Views 0 Comments

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

# cocaine - Sunday 29 November, 2020

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

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

Updated Nov 29th 2020, 7:16 PM 30,218 Views 2 Comments

The seizure was made at a residential property in Ballymun.

# cocaine - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 10th 2020, 12:28 PM 11,403 Views 11 Comments

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

# cocaine - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

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

Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalise hard drugs

Nov 4th 2020, 12:43 PM 24,922 Views 17 Comments

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

# cocaine - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 14th 2020, 12:19 PM 17,055 Views 1 Comment

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

# cocaine - Thursday 24 September, 2020

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

Gardaí seize €3.5 million worth of cocaine in north Dublin

Sep 24th 2020, 6:11 PM 36,115 Views 34 Comments

The drugs were seized in Swords.

# cocaine - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Man and woman detained after allegedly ingesting 280 pellets of cocaine
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Man and woman detained after allegedly ingesting 280 pellets of cocaine

Sep 22nd 2020, 11:20 AM 29,178 Views 1 Comment

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

# cocaine - Monday 21 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 21st 2020, 1:13 PM 21,039 Views 6 Comments

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

# cocaine - Saturday 12 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 12th 2020, 2:04 PM 18,369 Views 0 Comments

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

# cocaine - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Man charged after gardaí seize €35,000 worth of drugs
# Cashel
# Cashel

Man charged after gardaí seize €35,000 worth of drugs

Sep 5th 2020, 8:22 AM 21,691 Views 0 Comments

The man, who is in his 30s, was arrested yesterday.

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