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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Honeymoon bail for €1m drug accused

'Groom-to-be Gavin Mulvey (34) had his bail conditions relaxed to enable him to travel to Lanzarote'
'Groom-to-be Gavin Mulvey (34) had his bail conditions relaxed to enable him to travel to Lanzarote'

A man charged in connection with a €1m drugs seizure is to be given back his passport so he can go on his honeymoon to the Canary Islands.

Groom-to-be Gavin Mulvey (34) had his bail conditions relaxed to enable him to travel to Lanzarote.

He is one of three men charged following the discovery of an estimated €1m worth of cannabis in inner city Dublin.

Mr Mulvey of Kiltalown Road, and Jonathan Carberry (34) from Marfield Green, both in Tallaght and Elliott Kidd (24), of Mabel Street, Dublin 3 had new charges brought against them when they appeared in Dublin District Court.

They were arrested following a joint operation between the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Revenue's customs service

They had already been charged with possession of cannabis with intent to sell or supply at Bath Lane, Dublin 1 on June 11. The new charges are possession of more than €13,000 worth of the drug.

Today, Judge Anthony Halpin was told Mr Mulvey and Mr Kidd made no reply to the new charge after caution.

Mr Carberry replied "No comment" when the new charge was put to him. A State solicitor said the DPP was directing trial on indictment in all three cases.

The defendants were remanded on continuing bail to appear in court again on January 11.

Married

A barrister for Mr Mulvey said the accused was going away on November 24 and asked for the passport to be returned temporarily.

He would give it back to the gardai on his return, she said.

"He is getting married in three days and is travelling on his honeymoon," the defendant's barrister said.

The judge also relaxed bail conditions for Mr Kidd at the request of his solicitor, John Feaheny.

A condition that he signs on at a garda station was reduced from every day to five days per week. A curfew he had been observing was lifted.

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