Three people appear in court over money laundering & drug charges following cross border…

first_img Three people appear in court over money laundering & drug charges following cross border raids Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Three people have appeared at Derry Magistrate’s Court facing money laundering and drug charges following a major cross border police investigation into ‘an organised crime gang’ that saw raids across the North and in Donegal.Husband and wife Patrick O’Connor (47) and Misha O’Connor (35) of Stoneypath in Derry faced a total of 26 charges between them.Patrick O’Connor who faced a total of 17 charges was charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis valued at £120,000 and being concerned in the supply of cocaine.He also faced a series of charges relating to possessing, concealing, converting and acquiring criminal property valued at more than £1,000,000.The property was said to include cash both sterling and Euros, property and jewellery including Rolex watches and other items.All of the offences were alleged to have occurred between August last year and June 20.Patrick O’Connor was connected to the charges and a police officer said that he was ‘the principal member of an organised crime gang’ there was no application for bail.His wife Misha O’Connor faced a total of nine charges relating to money laundering and possessing criminal property namely watches and jewellery valued at £456,000.The police officer opposed bail for her stating that she could interfere in the further recovery of other ‘high value items of jewellery’.But the officer said in response to a question from Mr. Ciaran Shiels defence solicitor that if Patrick O’Connor was in custody it would reduce the risk of Misha O’Connor re-offending.She was released on bail but has to report to police three times a week, surrender her passport and have no contact with three named individuals.Both will appear again on July 20.The court was also told that the High Court had frozen all the couple’s assets.Mark Anthony Kelly (41) with an address in Derry then appeared facing a total of ten charges.He was charged with conspiring to supply class B drugs, and several charges relating to criminal property including cash of £31,000.The charges against him relate to the period from September 23 last year to May 25 this year.A police officer connected him to the charges and there was no application for bail.Defence solicitor Mr. Michael Magee said his client would be denying the charges.He was remanded in custody to appear again on July 20. By News Highland – June 22, 2017 Previous articleDoherty accuses Taoiseach of diluting Brexit commitmentsNext article“Never a good time to play Dundalk” Ollie Horgan News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Homepage BannerNews Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebooklast_img

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