Three men have been arrested and €56,000 worth of Diamorphine has been seized as part of an ongoing investigation targeting individuals involved in the sale and supply of drugs in Cork City.

At around 5.20pm yesterday, gardaí attached to the Divisional Drugs Unit based in Anglesea Street observed three people engaged in a suspected drugs transaction on St Mary's Avenue, Cathedral Road.

Following a search, the three men were found to be in possession of 400 grams of suspected Diamorphine with a street value of approximately €56,000.

One man in his 40s and two men in their 30s were arrested at the scene and taken to Gurranabraher and Bridewell garda stations, where they are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

Investigations are ongoing.

The seizure is part of Operation Tara, which is An Garda Síochána’s national anti-drugs strategy.

It aims to disrupt drug trafficking networks involved in the sale, supply and distribution of controlled drugs at local, national and international level.