A man from the Netherlands arrested in a luxury apartment in Dublin linked to the Kinahan organised crime gang has been refused bail at Dublin District Court.

Naoufal Fassih, 36, a Dutch national of Moroccan origin, was arrested last week during a raid on the apartment on Baggot St, which gardaí believe is connected to the Kinahan gang.

The gang has been involved in a feud in the capital over recent months that has claimed the lives of five people.

The apartment was rented for €2,900 a month.

Mr Fassih was wearing runners worth €800 when arrested and a special edition watch worth over €40,000.

Two other watches were found in the apartment, worth over €43,000, as well as a false Dutch passport and a false Belgian identity card. The documents were in the name of Omar Gazoui.

Almost €13,000 in cash was also found.

Gardaí said Mr Fassih refused to answer questions about the items when arrested but his barrister Keith Spencer said in court that it was his contention that the owner of the apartment owned the watches.

Mr Fassih was brought to the Courts of Criminal Justice by armed gardaí from the Regional Support Unit.

He faces six charges including possession of false documents, immigration offences and possession of a small quantity of cannabis.

One of the charges relates to the alleged presentation of false documents to gardaí which carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison.

Judge Cormac Dunne said he was satisfied the documents produced were false and refused bail.

He also deferred an application for free legal aid after gardaí gave evidence that Mr Fassih was "a man of means".

The judge remanded him in custody until his next hearing on 22 April at Cloverhill District Court.