A LIMERICK man has been charged in connection with a money laundering and drugs operation in the county, writes Anne Sheridan.
Kenneth Moore, 43, with an address at Portcrusha, Montpellier, has been charged with five counts of engaging in the possession of property that is the proceeds of criminal conduct, with €73,000 believed to be the proceeds of criminal conduct.
Appearing before Judge Eugene O’Kelly at Limerick District Court, he was charged under Section 7 of the Criminal Justice Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act.
He has also been charged with four drugs offences, possession of cannabis for his own use, for sale or supply, and possession of cannabis valued at over €13,000.
He has also been charged with the cultivation of cannabis plants worth €16,000, while the cannabis was valued at €37,448.
He was charged at Henry Street garda station yesterday morning by Garda Martin McDonagh. Evidence of arrest, charge and caution was given to the court, and it was heard that he made no reply to the charges.
Solicitor John Devane has been assigned under legal aid. Moore has been granted bail on his own bond of €500, but ordered to reside at Portcrusha and not apply for a passport.
A book of evidence is due to be presented.