Ireland: Garda found €20,000 worth of cannabis hidden under sausages

Normally we save “bust” stories for our sister publication Wake ‘n’ Bake but because this one is so good we couldn’t resist sharing it here !

The Irish Times reports

An attempt by two men to hide a stash of almost €20,000 worth of cannabis under some sausages in their car proved unsuccessful when a garda smelled the drugs after he stopped the car for speeding, a court has heard.

Sgt John McNamara became suspicious when he got a strong smell of cannabis after pulling over Aleksandrs Landzars (27) and his Jurijs Savcuks (38) for speeding on the M8 near Mitchelstown on January 30th.

Sgt McNamara called for assistance and, when gardaí searched the boot of the car, they found a bag of shopping and hidden beneath a packet of sausages were two packets of cannabis weighing 962 grammes and worth €19,240.

Details of how the drugs were found were given by Det Sgt James O’Shea at Cork Circuit Criminal Court where both accused pleaded guilty to possessing the drugs for sale or supply at Kilshanny, Mitchelstown on the day in question.

Det Sgt O’Shea told how the two men had travelled from Dublin to Cork and were returning to Dublin when they were stopped by gardaí who also found €1,000 in cash, three mobile phones and a walkie talkie in the boot of the car.

The car was owned and registered to Landzars, who was living with his parents at Patrickstown, BallinloughKells Co Meath, and he told gardaí at interview that he had been promised €200 to drive to Cork with the drugs in his car.

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