Man (26) remanded into custody over haul of cocaine
A Belfast man was remanded into custody yesterday accused of having suspected cocaine worth more than a quarter-of-a-million pounds.
Warren Shaw was arrested after police seized the consignment in the Forthriver Road area of the city last Wednesday.
The 26-year-old, of Squires Hill Road, is charged with possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.
Police estimate the packages of suspected cocaine have a street value of between £250,000 and £300,000.
As Shaw appeared before Belfast Magistrates Court for the first time yesterday he mounted an application for bail.
His bid to be released was opposed by a detective involved in the investigation.
Refusing bail, District Judge Fiona Bagnall cited the risk of further offences.
She instead remanded Shaw in custody to appear again by video-link in four weeks' time.
Meanwhile, a 24-year-old man arrested during a linked search in Cookstown was released on police bail pending further enquiries.