Man sent 6kg of cocaine in the post, court told
An alleged member of an England-based "organised crime gang" has been remanded into custody accused of posting almost 6kg of cocaine to Northern Ireland.
Appearing at Craigavon Magistrates Court yesterday, Warren Jones (44) spoke only to confirm that he understood the 10 charges against him.
Jones, from Sandhills Walk in Manchester, faces five charges of conspiring with a postman to supply cocaine and five further charges of possessing class A cocaine with intent to supply between April 24 and October 4 last year.
Detective Constable McDonald from the Serious Organised Crime Branch objected to bail and outlined how it was the police case that he had been involved in posting five separate packages containing a total of 5.8kg of cocaine, said to be worth around £330,000.
He claimed Jones could be connected to each of the packages which were intercepted after forensic scientists uncovered his DNA and fingerprints.
The officer outlined how Jones was initially questioned last November but was re-arrested in Manchester last Sunday when results from forensic tests came back as positive.
District Judge Mervyn Bates remanded Jones into custody to appear again via videolink on February 28.