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Objecting to bail, a garda told Dublin District a search warrant was executed at the accused's home address and he was intercepted leaving the house.

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A BARBER has been accused of having €70,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis at his home and shop following Garda raids.

Yanes Tuc (31) is alleged to have had some of the drugs at his Dublin house with a further seizure of suspected cocaine made in a follow-up search at his barber's shop in south west Dublin.

He was granted bail under strict conditions after gardaí objected, and his case was adjourned at Dublin District Court.

Judge Bryan Smyth remanded him in custody with consent to bail.

Mr Tuc, of Windmill Park, Crumlin, is charged with possession of cocaine and cannabis for sale or supply.

He is also charged with having cocaine for sale or supply.

Objecting to bail, a garda told Dublin District a search warrant was executed at the accused's home address and he was intercepted leaving the house.

Mr Tuc was brought back inside for a search.

It was alleged suspected drugs were found - 14g of cocaine on Mr Tuc's person, with a further 100g of cocaine and 1.5kg of cannabis in the house, the garda said.

A lease agreement in Mr Tuc's name was found for a premises at Longmile Road, his work address.

Gardaí got a second warrant and on searching this premises, a further 500g of suspected cocaine was found, the garda said.

The estimated total value was €70,000 and the garda said further charges could be brought.

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The garda said the accused held a Turkish passport and he believed there was a strong possibility Mr Tuc would abscond if granted bail.

Applying for bail, his defence said Mr Tuc had been here for 11 years and could stay with his brother and sister-in-law.

The garda said he feared even if the accused surrendered his passport, he could acquire further travel documentation through his embassy as there was no protocol to guarantee this would not happen.

Judge Smyth granted bail under "strict conditions," in the accused's own bond of €500 with no cash.

However, an independent surety of €6,000 was required, half in cash.

Mr Tuc must surrender his passport, not apply for a new one and sign on at Crumlin garda station.

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