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Pulrose man admits drugs and money laundering charges

Set to appear for sentencing on Monday

A man will be sentenced this month after trying to launder £8,000 and being caught with £6,000-worth of drugs.

Gary Foulis, of Oak Avenue in Pulrose, admitted possessing criminal property and possessing cannabis bush with intent to supply.

At Douglas courthouse, Deputy High Bailiff Jayne Hughes heard the 47-year-old had tried to post the cash from Windsor Road Post Office in Douglas on 7 December.

However, staff became suspicious when he told them the parcel contained Christmas cards, and alerted police.

When the package was opened by officials they discovered £7,950 in cash wrapped in newspapers and a search of Foulis’s home revealed more than 300 grammes of cannabis.

He claimed he’d been storing the drugs for somebody else, and said he’d been given £500 to mail the cash to Liverpool.

Mrs Hughes said with such a large quantity of cash and drugs, Foulis would have to be sentenced by the Court of General Gaol Delivery.

She bailed him in the sum of £500 and he’ll appear for sentence at the higher court on 18 March.

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