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Dublin man before courts over €1m drug seizure allowed passport for honeymoon

CourtsBy Tom Tuite
The Dublin man is planning on going to Lanzarote on his honeymoon
The Dublin man is planning on going to Lanzarote on his honeymoon

A DUBLIN man facing trial over a €1m cannabis seizure in Dublin has been allowed have his passport back so he can go on honeymoon.

He and two other men 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.

Conditional bail had been granted earlier and they appeared again before Judge Anthony Halpin at Dublin District Court today.

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.

Judge Halpin also noted that the DPP has directed that the three men, who have not yet indicated how they will plead, must face trial on indictment, which means there case will be heard in the circuit court.

Judge Halpin remanded them on continuing bail to appear again in January when they will be served with books of evidence and sent forward for trial.

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.

Today, the court acceded to Mr Mulvey's request, via his counsel, for his passport to be temporarily returned to him because he is getting married later this week and plans to go to Lanzarote on honeymoon.