Limerick man charged over importation of €720,000 cannabis haul at Dublin Airport

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A LIMERICK man is due to appear in court this Thursday (March 7) charged with importing €720,000 worth of cannabis at Dublin Airport this past weekend.

Lee Somers, who turns 30 this Saturday (March 9), has yet to indicate a plea to three criminal charges brought against him by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Mr Somers, with an address at Greenfields, Rosbrien Road, Limerick, was arrested following the €720,000 drugs haul at the Dublin Airport on Saturday March 2.

He was held at Ballymun Garda Station for two days and brought to Dublin District Court on Monday charged with three offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Mr Somers is accused of one count of one count of importing a controlled drug, namely cannabis, at Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport on March 2. He was also charged with one count of possession of cannabis for sale or supply.

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Mr Somers is also facing one count of simple possession of cannabis, at the same location and on the same date as the other charges.

Garda Tanya Shinkins told Dublin District Court on Monday that she arrested Mr Somers and that he had not replied to any of the charges.

Gardaí told the court they had objections to Mr Somers being granted bail, however the accused’s solicitor said he was not seeking bail at that time.

Judge Teresa Kelly remanded Mr Somers in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on March 7 to hear directions from the DPP.