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Drug accused claims £12,000 was gambling win

A suspected drug dealer claimed over £12,000 in cash found in a suitcase was gambling winnings, the High Court has heard.

Police also discovered quantities of cannabis resin, herbal cannabis, cocaine and other equipment during three searches of Ruairi McGowan's home in Londonderry, prosecutors said.

McGowan (29), from Foyle Road in the city, faces charges of possessing class A drugs and possessing class B drugs with intent to supply.

With bail opposed, the application was adjourned to allow McGowan's defence time to study documents from authorities in the Irish Republic.

Belfast Telegraph