Two men have been found guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of conspiracy to possess drugs three years ago.
Cannabis resin valued at over €2m was found by gardai in 14 boxes split between a Ford Transit van and an Opel Astra car in Browns Barn Public house car park. The two accused men were arrested nearby.
William Hynes (aged 43) of Park Close, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath and John Mangan (aged 41) of Whitestown Green, Blanchardstown, had both pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to conspiring with others to possess cannabis resin and conspiring with others to possess the drug for sale or supply on July 31, 2006.
The jury reached its guilty verdict on day seven of the trial following almost five hours’ deliberation.
Judge Patrick McCartan remanded Hynes and Mangan in custody to a sentence date on November 19.
He thanked the jury of five men and seven women and excused the members from jury service for 10 years.