Gardai halt phones and drugs smuggling operation

Gardai launched a major operation against alleged prison drug smuggling on North Cork criminals this week. 

Drugs unit gardai, along with other officers and the dog unit, were posted outside Mallow District Court where a number of people were suspected of attempting to help prisoners smuggle contraband into jails. 

The operation focused on members of the public who were posing as people coming to the court to support relatives and friends who were on remand for various offences. 

However, gardai were waiting for them and following several searches, recovered mobile phones and cannabis. 

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