Three men were charged today over a seizure of herbal cannabis worth about €400,000 in north Dublin on Sunday night.
Officers from the Garda National Drugs Unit, assisted by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested three males following searches at Fassaugh Road and Carnlough Road, in Cabra.
The three men were held under Section Two of the Drug Trafficking Act at Cabra and Finglas Garda stations. This morning they were brought before Dublin District Court.
Anthony Murphy (aged 39), of Kildare Road, in Crumlin, Dublin 12 and Paul Giles (aged 31) of Carnlough Road, were charged with unlawful possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply, at Carnlough Road.
Jonathan Martin (aged 31) of Ashgrove, in Tallaght, was also charged with unlawful possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply, at Fassaugh Avenue.
Detective Garda Dara Daly told Judge Denis McLoughlin heard that Mr Giles replied “guilty” when cautioned. The co-defendants “made no reply” after the charges were put them, Det-Gda David McKinley and Det-Gda Damien O'Farrell told the court.
Judge McLoughlin agreed to requests to grant legal aid to Mr Giles and Mr Martin, however, an application for bail was not made by the three men.
Judge McLoughlin remanded Mr Murphy and Mr Martin in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court on Friday. Giles was remanded in custody to appear at that court on February 15 next.
Judge McLoughlin was told that the DPP's directions had not yet been obtained.