A university student accused in connection with a £2m drugs seizure has received permission to return to his studies in England.
Richard Noble, 26, was one of eight men charged after police on both sides of the Irish Sea recovered cocaine, speed and herbal cannabis.
Suspects were accused of a conspiracy to supply drugs following searches in Belfast, Kilkeel, Co Down, and Preston, Lancashire.
Noble, with an address at Mirabel Street, Manchester, was granted bail last week but ordered to stay at his parents house in Bangor, Co Down.
His father offered sureties worth £100,000 in total to help get him released.
However, a variation which will allow Noble to return to the University of Bolton was granted at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
The court was previously told he is in the final year of a photography course and predicted to achieve a first class honours degree.