A 46-year-old man who accepted a delivery of €42,000 worth of cocaine hidden in a box of clothing to a house in Co Cork has been jailed for five years after he admitted the drug offence.
Oyibo Chukwama, who was born in Nigeria but is a naturalised Irish citizen, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine for sale or supply at Carrigaloe, Cobh, Co Cork, on October 19th last.
Det Sgt Eoin Buckley told Cork Circuit Criminal Court that Customs Officers received information about a package being delivered by An Post and carried out tests on a white powder in the package.
The tests showed the powder to be cocaine and Customs together with the Garda mounted an operation to allow a controlled delivery of the package to a house at Pearse Square in Cobh.
Chukwama was at the address and signed for the package. He later gave it to another man and accompanied him and another man when they drove off with the package in a van.