Dublin man sent to trial over €1,000,000 cannabis seizure


THREE DUBLIN men have been served with books of evidence and sent forward for trial over a €1m cannabis seizure in Dublin.

They were were arrested in June following a joint investigation by the Garda Organised Crime Bureau and the Revenue Customs Service.

Father-of-three, Gavin Mulvey, 34, with an address at Kiltalown Road, Tallaght, Jonathan Carberry, 34, from Marfield Green also in Tallaght and Elliot Kidd, 24, from Mabel St in Dublin 3 were charged with possessing cannabis with intent to supply at Bath Lane in the city-centre on June 11th.

A connected and more serious charge under Section 15A of the Misuse of Drugs Act - which can result in a 10 year sentence - for having drugs worth in excess of €13,000 was also brought against them in connection with the alleged seizure.

Conditional bail had been granted earlier and they appeared again before Judge Anthony Halpin at Dublin District Court today where they were served with books of evidence.

Judge Halpin told them he was sending them forward for trial to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court where they will face in their next hearing on February 5th. Legal aid was granted to the four who were remanded on continuing bail.

They have not yet entered pleas but spoke briefly to confirm they understood when the judge told them they had to tell the prosecution if they intended to use alibis in their defence.

Detective Garda Rebecca Daly had said the case involved a considerable seizure that was estimated to be worth about €1m. At an earlier stage in the proceedings, all three were ordered to surrender their passports to gardai and not to apply for duplicate travel documents.