Surveillance garda watched a well-educated man getting instructions by phone to go to a drugs pick-up and they arrested him moments later with a 32,000 stash of cocaine.
That was at Christmas 2019. Now the accused man has been sentenced to five years with the last two years suspended.
37-year-old Paul Burke of Coppingers View, Popes Quay, Cork, had no previous convictions of any kind.
Burke, who studied electrical engineering and worked in IT, was using cocaine and gambling. He developed a 1,000 debt from the betting and was told that by collecting this consignment of cocaine he would clear that debt.
Detective Garda Robert Kennedy said the accused only admitted his part and would not identify anyone else involved in the transaction or …
Read the full article at: https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/courtandcrime/arid-40208051.html