A MAN wanted in connection with the supply of class A and B drugs worth more than half a million pounds has been arrested in Waterford Brian Capon, 32, originally of Moreton Avenue, Stretford, is suspected of involvement in a criminal group distributing cocaine, cannabis and amphetamine in Manchester.

He was arrested under a European Arrest Warrant last week by the Garda Siochana – Ireland’s national police service – having been stopped driving an Irish registered vehicle in Victoria Quay, Waterford.

Two other men have already been charged in connection with the same alleged conspiracy, while a third linked individual was arrested and charged with firearms offences following an NCA appeal in May of this year.

Capon was also wanted by Greater Manchester Police following the discovery of the drugs at his property in Moreton Avenue in July, 2017.

Capon appeared in court on Friday and did not contest extradition.

Kurt McDonough, aged 42, of Timperley, was previously charged with conspiracy to supply class A/B drugs and firearms offences; Michael Downes, aged 31, of no fixed abode, has been charged with conspiracy to supply class A/B drugs; Dean Anthony Kirby, aged 31 of Stretford, has been charged with firearms offences.