A man has been charged in connection with the seizure of almost €5 million worth of cocaine in Dublin at the weekend.

Bradley Spencer, a UK national with an address at Corian, Pueblos Los Olieos in Malaga in Spain, appeared before Dublin District Court this morning.

The court heard that the 27-year-old was arrested and charged at Dundrum Garda Station in the early hours of Saturday morning.

He is charged with possession of €4.69 million worth of cocaine and a second charge of intending to supply.

Detective Garda Patrick Hearne from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau said that when charged and cautioned Mr Spencer made no reply.

We need your consent to load this rte-player contentWe use rte-player to manage extra content that can set cookies on your device and collect data about your activity. Please review their details and accept them to load the content.Manage Preferences

Det Garda Hearne made an application to the court to remand Bradley Spencer in custody.

Mr Spencer's solicitor asked for legal aid for his client as he is an unemployed builder and submitted a statement of means.

Judge Conal Gibbons said he was reserving legal aid until he got a fuller statement of means.

No application for bail was made today and the judge said he could deal with any such application on Thursday.

Judge Gibbons remanded him in custody to reappear before Cloverhill District Court on Thursday.