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Three men charged in relation to €1m drugs seizure in north Dublin

Andrew Phelan

Published 12/06/2015 | 16:47

Judge's gavel
Judge's gavel

THREE Dublin men have been charged with drugs offences following the seizure of an estimated €1 million worth of cannabis in the north inner city.

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The accused were arrested following a joint operation between the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Revenue’s customs service yesterday.

Gavin Mulvey (34), Jonathan Carberry (34) and Elliott Kidd (24) all appeared in Dublin District Court this afternoon.

Judge Anthony Halpin granted bail to the three men and adjourned their cases for a week for the directions of the DPP to be made available.

Mr Mulvey of Kiltalown Road, and Mr Carberry from Marfield Green, both in Tallaght were remanded on bail while Mr Kidd, of Mabel Street, Dublin 3 was remanded in custody with consent to bail.

The are all charged with possession of cannabis with intent to sell or supply at Bath Lane, Dublin 1 on June 11.

Gardai made no objections to bail.

Detective Garda Rebecca Daly told the court Mr Mulvey replied “no comment” when he was arrested and charged at Store Street Station today.

She said the estimated value of the drugs was €1 million, which Judge Halpin said was “a considerable valuation.”

Mt Mulvey, a father-of-three, was granted bail in his own bond of €500, with an independent surety of €5,000.

Judge Halpin said he was requiring this amount because the person standing surety was a friend of Mr Mulvey and not “closely tied” to him.

He is to sign on twice weekly at Tallaght Garda Station.

The court heard he is working and Judge Halpin said he would grant legal aid subject to a vouched statement of his financial means being lodged.

Detective Garda Darragh Daly said Mr Carberry made no reply when he was charged at Store Street Station.

Solicitor Niall O’Connor applied for bail for Mr Carberry and Judge Halpin granted it in the accused’s own bond of €500, with a €3,000 surety. This was provided by Mr Carberry’s mother, who undertook not to let a post office savings account drop below that amount.

He is also to sign on twice weekly at Tallaght Garda Station under bail conditions.

Det Gda William Armstrong said Mr Kidd also made no reply when charged at Mountjoy Garda Station.

Mr Kidd’s family was of very poor means, his solicitor John Feaheny said. Judge Halpin agreed to a lower bail surety in his case, of €2,000 cash. Mr Kidd was given additional bail conditions - he must sign on daily at Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station and observe a curfew.

Another bail condition on the three defendants is that they surrender their passports.

Their cases were adjourned to June 19.

None of the defendants have yet indicated how they intend to plead to the charges.

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