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Tuesday 26 September 2017

Cocaine found inside duvets

An Englishman has been found guilty of taking part in a drug deal in Dublin involving kilo blocks of cocaine wrapped up in duvets.

During the trial of Imran Ramzan (34) a more serious charge had to be dropped because of a legal argument involving the way cocaine is valued by the Forensic Science Laboratory and gardai.

Ramzan, of Polygon Road, Manchester, was the driver of a truck which was used to deliver the cocaine to drug dealers waiting at Station Road, Lusk, Co Dublin, on September 14, 2006. Ramzan will be sentenced next month.



Fiance abused partner's sister

A man has been convicted of sexually assaulting his fiancee's sister while she slept in a bed with her three-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son.

The 41-year-old was acquitted of raping the woman at his Kerry home.

He had pleaded not guilty to sexual assaulting and raping the now 36-year-old woman on January 24, 2010.

He told his fiancee what happened but claimed he had the victim's approval. The couple later married. He will be sentenced later.



Dad jailed for raid on bookies

A father-of-one has been jailed for an armed raid on a bookmakers.

Ronald Hill (42) and a co-accused first stole a car from a man who had left his keys in the ignition after he pulled into a garage. They then raided Ladbrokes on South Circular Road and took €3,800 from a safe.

Hill, of Reuben Walk, Dublin 8, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to stealing a car, robbery and possession of a firearm on October 18, 2008. This is his second conviction for a firearm offence and, therefore, carries a minimum five-year sentence.



Mayors back



gay marriages

THE mayors of 80 US cities, from New York to Los Angeles to Houston, are backing a campaign to remove legal barriers to same-sex marriage.

Federal law doesn't recognise same-sex marriages, which are legal in New York, Iowa, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.

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