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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 567 - Drugs seizures [Cork][32157/14]. (17 Jul 2014)

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Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide details on the number of drug seizures in Cork city and county for each of the years 2012, 2013 and to date in 2014; and the quantity, type and value of drug seizures involved.  [32157/14]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I have been informed by the Garda authorities that the appended tables show the quantities and estimated street value of illegal drugs seized in the Cork area for the year 2012, as provided by the Forensic Science Laboratory on the basis of analysis conducted at the Laboratory. I have requested a report from the Garda authorities in relation to the information sought by the Deputy concerning seizures made in 2013 and in 2014 to date which is not readily available. I will contact the Deputy again when the report is to hand.     

  Garda Drug Seizures Cork County (comprising Cork North and Cork West Garda Divisions) 2012*

Drug type

Grams/mls/Plant

Tbls/Squ/Caps

Value

Amphetamine

35

-

€525

Anabolic Steroids

-

10

€6

Cannabis Herb

29,494

-

€589,883

Cannabis Plants

606

-

€484,800

Cannabis Resin

41,862

-

€251,173

Cocaine

65

-

€4,584

Depressant

0

481

€481

Diamorphine

4

-

€587

Ecstasy

14

261

€2,926

Hallucinogens

-

64

€640

Opioids Other

-

1

€4

Phenethylamines

373

-

€13,062

Piperazine

1

37

€174

Sleeping Tablets

-

5

€5

Synthetic Cannabinoids

13

413

€1,692

Synthetic Cathinones

126

-

€4,393

Total

-

-

€1,354,935

 

 Garda Drug Seizures Cork City 2012*

Drug Type

Grams/mls/Plant

Tbls/Squ/Caps

Value

Amphetamine

632

-

€9,480

Anabolic Steroids

-

100

€60

Cannabis Herb

83,050

-

€1,660,993

Cannabis Plant

152

-

€121,600

Cannabis Resin

292,619

-

€1,755,712

Cocaine

666

-

€46,654

Depressant

40

1,636

€1,676

Diamorphine

1,252

-

€187,814

Ecstasy

188

84,058

€683,720

Hallucinogens

-

7

€70

Ketamine

13

-

€886

Opioids Other

294

-

€10,290

Phenethylamines

638

-

€22,347

Piperazine

380

7,340

€42,660

Sleeping Tablet

97

92

€189

Stimulant

-

7,710

€61,680

Synthetic Cannabinoids

275

-

€824

Synthetic Cathinones

110

-

€3,865

Total

-

-

€4,610,520

  *An Garda Síochána advise that the statistics provided are operational, provisional and liable to change and that the quantities of drugs tabulated in the above tables are provided by the Forensic Science Laboratory on the basis of records maintained by the Laboratory relating to quantities of drugs analysed at the laboratory and may vary from those provided previously. The estimated street value of the quantities of drugs analysed, are calculated on the basis of current market value of drugs at street level in this jurisdiction, which are subject of regular review by the Garda National Drugs Unit.

Item Type:Dail Debates
Source:Oireachtas
Date:17 July 2014
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Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Substance related offence > Drug offence > Illegal drug possession (seizures)
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