Eight in court in connection with €5.3m in drug seizures

Eight men have appeared in court charged in connection with a multi-million euro drugs haul.

The seizures were made in Dublin and Meath following an operation led by the Garda National Drugs Unit.

The men appeared before Judge Patrick Clyne at the courts of criminal justice in Dublin this afternoon.

They were:

46-year-old Alan Wallace of Kilcronin Drive, Bawnogue, Clondalkin.

31-year-old Russian Native Jakob Kedzerski of Verdemont Apartments in Blanchardstown,

32-year-old Ivan Tihon of no fixed abode,

31-year-old Jason Hughes of Castlefield Park, Clonsilla,

35-year-old Graham Kavanagh of Pearse Street, Dublin 2,

29-year-old Keith Donovan of Offaly Road, Dublin

And brothers Salwoumir, aged 28, and Marcin, aged 30, Szymala originally from Poland.

All were charged under the Criminal Justice Act relating to possession and sale and supply of drugs.

Seven were granted applications for bail pending a number of strict conditions, while one man was remanded in custody.

Cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy, with a street value of more than €5m, were recovered by Gardaí who carried out raids at four locations in Dublin and Meath.

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