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Dublin man in €1m drugs case has passport returned so he can go on honeymoon

9 November 2015 Latest News National News News

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

He and two other men were arrested in June, the result of a joint investigation by the Garda Organised Crime Bureau and the Revenue Customs Service.

Father-of-three, Gavin Mulvey (aged 34) with an address at Kiltalown Road, Tallaght, Jonathan Carberry (aged 34), from Marfield Green also in Tallaght and Elliot Kidd (aged 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 11.

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

A further charge under Section 15A of the Misuse of Drugs Act for having drugs worth in excess of €13,000 was also brought against them in connection with the alleged seizure. Detective Garda Rebecca Daly had said the case involved a considerable seizure that was estimated to be worth around €1m.

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.

At an earlier stage in the proceedings, all three were ordered to surrender their passports to gardaí and not to apply for duplicate travel documents. However 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.

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