Wednesday 17 January 2018

Dutch man remanded on €1.5m heroin import charge

Natasha Reid

A 63-YEAR-OLD Dutch man accused of importing €1.5m worth of heroin into Ireland has been remanded in custody while the State prepares a book of evidence.

Harm Kort, with an address in the border town of Lanaken, Belgium, was before Cloverhill District Court today.

He is charged with importation of heroin at Rosslare Europort on August 2 last. He is also charged with possession of the drug with intent to sell or supply.

Sergeant Brendan Stynes told the court that a book of evidence was not yet ready.

Mr Kort’s solicitor, Aoife O’Leary, asked for a remand of two weeks and for an interpreter to be present again on his next court date.

Judge Gráinne Malone noted that a District Court colleague had previously refused bail and jurisdiction.

She remanded Mr Kort in custody until September 19th for service of the book of evidence.

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