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Stock car racer accused of smuggling over £1.4 million worth of cocaine and heroin

Defendant released on continuing bail

A Co Armagh stock car racer – accused of smuggling cocaine and heroin worth in excess of £1.4 million into Northern Ireland – has been released on continuing bail.

Twenty-nine-year-old Neil Davison is charged with 23 offences following the seizure of drugs at Belfast Docks in September 2016.

At an earlier court sitting, it was stated that the defendant was detained in a BMW x5 as he left the Cairnryan ferry, after transporting his racing car back from Rotterdam in Holland.

It was alleged heroin worth £500,000 and cocaine – with an estimated street value of £960,000 – together with £2,000 worth of cannabis resin were found in a trailer.

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Davison, of Cloncarrish Road, Portadown, appeared at a preliminary enquiry in Belfast on Thursday.

Among the charges he faces are the possession and importation of both Class A and B drugs with intent to supply. All charges related to a time period between February and September, 2016.

The defendant declined at this stage to give any evidence or call any witnesses and spoke only to confirm that he understood the nature of the charges against him.

Davison was freed on continuing bail until he is returned for trial, with a date yet to be fixed.

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