Man jailed for €500k drugs haul
A grandfather was caught with an 'Aladdin's cave' of over half-a-million euro worth of drugs, hundreds of stolen NCT and insurance certificates, ammunition, stolen camera equipment and a garda uniform.
Richard Daly (55) has been jailed for five years and will begin his sentence after he completes a four-year reactivated prison term for drugs offences.
Daly, of Oliver Bond House, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to five counts including possession of drugs for sale or supply, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a stolen garda uniform and of other stolen goods at Huntsman's House, Ballymount Cross, Clondalkin, Dublin on September 11, 2013.
Customs officers were carrying out a random spot check at a storage facility in Dublin in 2013.
Officers asked what was inside and Daly replied: "Things that shouldn't be in it, you would be surprised... a bit of hash, a bit of weed and a few tablets."
Judge Desmond Hogan imposed concurrent sentences totalling 10 years and suspended the final five years.