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Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 July 2007, 14:52 GMT 15:52 UK
Fourth man charged over drug haul
Packets of cocaine float in the water beside the rescue boat
Packets of cocaine float in the water beside a rescue boat
A fourth man has been charged in connection with the seizure of an estimated 71m of cocaine off the coast of County Cork last week.

Perry Wharrie, 47, of Pryles Lane in Essex, was charged with possession of cocaine for sale or supply.

He appeared before Dunmanway District Court on Wednesday morning.

Three other men have already been charged in connection with the seizure, which was the biggest in the history of Ireland.

The drugs were found off the coast of Cork as rescuers searched for a man believed missing from a capsized dinghy.

Witnesses to the sea rescue said they saw packets of white powder in the water.






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