A court hearing over an €8.4 million drugs seizure in the midlands has heard it's "not flour and not baking soda."
Two men have appeared at Mullingar District Court today.
Tim Gilchrist, of Mavis Bank, Newrath, Waterford, and pilot and Michal Luczak, with an address at Primrose Avenue, Jigginstown, Naas, Co. Kildare were arrested on August 4th.
Gardaí monitored a Cessna single-engine plane landing at Abbeyshrule Aerodrome in Longford, on August 4th.
Later that evening two vehicles near Lough Owel in Westmeath were intercepted - with 120 kilos of cocaine found in one car.
The court heard Gardaí need time to obtain directions from the DPP on a trial venue and possible extra charges.
Detective Ivor Scully confirmed to the judge the substance was not sugar, adding, "no, it is not flour, not baking soda".
The two men are accused of possessing cocaine for sale or supply.
Mr. Gilchrist made no application for bail, while it was refused for Mr. Luczak.
Judge Mitchell remanded them in continuing custody to appear again on September 8 for directions from the DPP.