Four appear in court over two drug seizures totalling €5m

Four people have appeared in court in Dublin today charged in connection with two separate drug seizures this week.

Both hauls amount to more than €5m combined.

First before Judge Patrick Clynne at the criminal courts of Justice this evening was a man and woman who were charged with possession of ecstasy and heroin worth an estimated street value of €3m.

40-year-old Patrick Forde and 43-year-old Susan Brown - both with an address in Bedforshire in the UK - were arrested at the M1 toll plaza in Drogheda on Thursday.

Both made no application for bail and have been remanded in custody.

Susan Brown is being held at the Dochas Centre and will appear in court in Drogheda next Tuesday, July 1.

Patrick Forde has been remanded to CloverHill where he'll appear in court again next Wednesday, July 2.

A third man arrested in connection with the find remains in custody at Drogheda Garda Station this evening.

Separately, two men of Colombian nationality appeared before the court charged with possession of drugs for sale or supply.

David Sanchez and Pedro Ruiz - both with an address at 131 Stillorgan rd in Donnybrook - which is a B&B Guesthouse - were charged in connection with the seizure of €2.24m worth of cocaine.

No application for bail was made by either men and they have been remanded to Cloverhill Prison to appear in court again next Wednesday.

Both of these seizures were made as part on an on going operation by the Garda National Drug unit to tackle the sale and supply of hard drugs.

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