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Dad and son on drugs charges are remanded

A father and son were remanded in custody yesterday accused of importing herbal cannabis and money-laundering offences.

Martin Gerard Quinn faced charges including the concealment and transfer of criminal property totalling more than £120,000 in cash.

The 43-year-old, from Ross Road, Belfast, is also alleged to have imported, possessed and supplied the drugs over the last two years.

His son, Martin Edward Quinn (22), from Springfield Road in the city, is accused of similar offences.

They include the transfer of criminal property, namely £18,000 in cash, and importing and supplying herbal cannabis. Both suspects were among five people arrested in west Belfast on Monday as part of a planned police operation.

As the Quinns appeared in the dock at Belfast Magistrates Court a detective constable said she could connect them with the charges.

Neither of the accused applied for bail, although it is understood Martin Edward Quinn may seek to be released at his next appearance.

They were both remanded in custody to appear again via video-link on February 4.

Belfast Telegraph