Gardaí witnessed a drug dealer getting into a car belonging to a Polish criminal gang and buying a batch of cannabis herb and yesterday the two Polish men faced sentencing in court.
A follow-up search after the Skibbereen drugs bust uncovered €18,000 worth of cannabis in a laundry basket at their home in Crookstown, Co Cork.
Detective Garda Andrew Manning said Jerzy Broszczak, aged 25, Aughinida, Macroom, Co Cork, was involved in drug dealing as a business enterprise.
He said Dawid Majewski, aged 28, of Pullerick, Crookstown, was a pawn being used to drive the other man and store the drugs.
Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin sentenced Broszczak to seven years in prison with the last three years suspended. He imposed an 18-month sentence on Majewski, suspended in its entirety, for having cannabis for sale or supply.
The crimes were detected as a result of reports of activity at Field’s car park in Skibbereen, on February 4.
The cannabis was all from a grow-house at the Crookstown property.
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