One of the three men allegedly caught with €380,000 worth of cannabis in County Armagh last month is the number one drugs supplier in Donegal, it was claimed at a recent court appearance.
This claim was made during a bail application by Seamus Boyce, Glenwood Park, Letterkenny, who appeared by way of video link at Craigavon Magistrates Court from Maghaberry prison.
His two co-accused, Desmond Enfield, (32), Ramelton, Donegal and Kieran Austin, (59), Annesborough Road, Lurgan also appeared on video link.
All three men are charged with possessing a Class B controlled drug, possession of a Class B controlled drug with intention to supply and being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug.
A female police officer told the court that Boyce had close ties to Enfield which is the man Gardai believe to be the top drugs supplier in Donegal.
Austin and Enfield did not apply for bail and were remanded in custody to appear again in court by way of video link on May 27.
A bail application was made on behalf of Boyce.
Opposing bail a police officer said that the previous Friday at an industrial estate in Newry, Boyce met with Enfield and about an hour and a half later they met with Austin in Derrymacash.
A total of £300k worth of herbal cannabis was discovered in vehicles on the Derrymacash Road in Lurgan following an investigation between the PSNI and Gardaí.