Men to appear in Naas District Court on illegal cigarette charges

TWO Dublin men have been returned for trial to the 13 October sitting of Naas Circuit Court in connection with tobacco related offences.

TWO Dublin men have been returned for trial to the 13 October sitting of Naas Circuit Court in connection with tobacco related offences.

Ian Dargan, 193 Ballyfermot Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 and Ellis Wesley, 195 Ballyfermot Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin are both charged with three offences, including the evasion of excise duty on 640,000 cigarettes at Barogstown, Maynooth, on January 13, 2011. The men were returned for trial at the 18 September sitting of Kilcock District Court.

The State is alleging the offences involve up to €250,000 in each case.

The charges are being brought under the 2001 Finance Act.The men have each been granted free legal aid, including a solicitor and one junior counsel.