Limerick man appears in court following major drugs, cigarettes and cash seizure

Limerick man appears in court following major drugs, cigarettes and cash seizure

Some of the contraband which was seized during the operation | Picture: Revenue

A MOYROSS man has been granted bail after he appeared in court charged in connection with a significant drugs seizure in the city earlier this week.

Christy Keane, aged 52, of Delmege Park, Moyross who appeared before a vacation sitting of Tralee District Court this Thursday afternoon is charged with possession of cannabis for the purpose of sale or supply.

The drugs, which had a street value of around €100,000, were seized when gardai and Revenue officers searched a business premises off Davis Street on Tuesday morning.

Around 170,000 cigarettes and 60kg of tobacco were also seized along with €20,000 in cash.

According to the Revenue service, the tobacco products have an estimated retail value of over €132,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €105,000.

During a brief court hearing, Judge Marie Keane was told there was no garda objection to bail subject to Mr Keane complying with a number of conditions.

The defendant, who lodged a €5,000 bail bond with the court, must sign on three times a week and surrender his passport to gardai.

The matter was adjourned to November 21, next to facilitate the preparation of a file which will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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