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New hearing date for cannabis case accused

THE Director of Public Prosecutions has been given another seven weeks to issue directions in the case against a man charged in connection with a €600,000 cannabis haul.

Rafal Chylinski (29) had the case against him adjourned when he appeared in Dublin District Court.

It was the accused's second court appearance, after he was charged in connection with the seizure in the south of Dublin last August.

Judge Hugh O'Donnell remanded him on continuing bail, to appear in court again on a date in November. Chylinski, a Polish national with an address at Millstream Court, Mill Road, Ennis, Co Clare, is facing single counts of possession of cannabis and having the drug for sale or supply at Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot.

The offences are under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

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He is one of two co-accused arrested in the same investigation.

The other, GAA club player David Gill (38), has already had his case adjourned for the directions of the DPP. Gill, of Top of the Hill, Leopardstown Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16, appeared before Dublin District Court charged with two counts of possession of cannabis as well as having the drug for sale or supply.

The charges relate to alleged offences at Dale Road in Stillorgan and on Clonsilla Road in Blanchardstown.

The court heard the DPP's directions were not yet available in Chylinski's case.

Judge O'Donnell adjourned it to November 22.

At the request of the defendant's lawyer, the judge changed bail terms to allow Chylinski to sign on at Blanchardstown garda station instead of Ennis. The court heard he was now living in Dublin.

A total of 24kg of cannabis with an estimated street value of €600,000 was found in three searches.

These were made at Kylemore Road in Ballyfermot, Clonsilla Road and premises on Dale Road, Stillorgan.

aphelan@herald.ie


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