Belfast Telegraph

£160k drugs haul came from South, court is told

By Alan Erwin

A haul of cocaine and cannabis seized from a car stopped in Belfast had been brought from the Irish Republic, the High Court heard yesterday.

Prosecutors claimed two men arrested during the operation three weeks ago were "significantly up the chain" of an organisation behind the plot.

Details emerged as bail was refused to a 29-year-old Co Donegal man arrested at the scene.

Conrad Clarke, of Railway Road, St Johnston, was a passenger in the car stopped in the Duncrue Street area on February 8. Officers recovered 3.4 kilos of cannabis and 1.5 kilos of cocaine in the vehicle, with a combined estimated street value of £160,000.

Clarke faces charges of importing, possessing and being concerned in the supply of Class A and B drugs.

Although he made no comment during interviews with police, the co-accused driver was said to have agreed to make a delivery to help pay off a £10,000 drug debt.

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