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Man charged over €6.5m drug seizure at Rosslare Europort

A 49-year-old Romanian man has appeared in court charged in connection with a drug seizure worth €6.5m at Rosslare Europort.

Ionel Gusman was charged with possession of a controlled drug, including cocaine, cannabis and herbal cannabis, for unlawful sale or supply to another person in contravention of regulations under Section 5 of the Drugs Act at Ballygillane, Rosslare, on Friday 16 February.

He was further charged with possession of drugs Under Section 15 of the Drugs Act with a market value of €13,000 or more.

Garda Brian Delaney told the court that on Friday at the Customs and Excise compound in Ballygillane, Rosslare, he arrested the accused and conveyed him to Wexford Garda Station.

Garda Delaney also told the court that at 12.20pm today he charged the accused.

Sgt Stephen Ennis applied for a remand in custody to Wexford District Court on Tuesday next to appear via video link.

Defence Counsel Ross Pratt O’Brien requested that the defendant while in custody receive medical attention as required.

Judge Staunton said he would direct that the accused receive medical attention as requested.

The judge also granted an application for free legal aid and that a translator be provided.

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