Tipperary Man Appears In Court Following €1.26m Cocaine Seizure on Oct. 10th.

A Tipperary man, named as Mr John Carey, aged 54 years, and with an address at Rathanny, Golf-links Road, Tipperary Town, Co Tipperary, has been remanded in custody, following his appearence in court yesterday afternoon.

Mr Carey, who appeared before Judge Ms Paula Murphy at Dublin District Court yesterday afternoon, stands accused of unlawful possession of cocaine, with an estimated value of €1.26m, same intended for sale or supply at New Customs House, Promenade Road, Dublin Port on Monday, October 10th, last.

The arrest followed ongoing investigations, involving a joint intelligence-led operation, conducted by the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau and personnel from the Revenue Customs Service.

The search of a vehicle resulted in the discovery of 18kgs of cocaine, same detected by the use of Customs Service sniffer dog “James”.
Initially a woman aged 43 years was also arrested with both accused of drug trafficking offences, however we understand that the woman has since been released without charge.

Mr Carey made no reply when charged and defence solicitor Ms Claire Finnegan confirmed that there was no application for bail at this time.

Judge Murphy remanded Mr Carey in custody to appear via video link at Cloverhill District Court on Tuesday, October 18th.


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