Larry Dunne has been deported from Portugal to face drug charges in Dublin.

In June 1983 Larry Dunne went on trial at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin on charges relating to the possession and supply of drugs. Dunne absconded on the opening day of the trial. The judge decided that the trial should proceed without Dunne.

A search was launched nationwide and police were notified internationally to be on the look out for Larry Dunne.

The trial was told that when Gardaí raided Dunne's corporation house they found heroin cocaine and cannabis resin. Although unemployed Larry Dunne had moved to a home in the Dublin mountains worth £100,000. In his absence Dunne was found guilty of being in possession of drugs for supply.

Following his arrest in Portugal last week Dunne is being held at the Bridewell Garda station and is expected to appear in court on Monday.

The reporter is Tom McCaughren.

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