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A Polish man found guilty of 13 charges relating to a major drugs haul in Fenit and Barrow is the subject of a European arrest warrant.

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Rafal Fiszer of 20 Academy Street, Navan, Co Meath is also the subject of extradition proceedings in the High Court, Tralee Circuit Criminal Court has heard.

He has been remanded in custody until October when a date for sentencing will be set.

36-year-old Rafal Fiszer was one of five people before the court following the discovery by gardaí of two grow houses in Fenit and Barrow in November 2014.

He was convicted of 13 offences including two counts of cultivating cannabis at 2A Lighthouse Village, Fenit and at Barrow House.

Gardaí discovered 98 mature plants with a market value of €78,400 in Barrow House and 47 plants in 2A Lighthouse Village, Fenit worth €37,600.

He was also convicted of five counts of having custody of false instruments – fake identification cards and a driving licence – at Lighthouse Village and Academy Street, Navan.

Tralee Circuit Criminal Court heard he was at a higher level in the operations than four other defendants who were also before the court.

Polish national Lukasz Duleba of 2A Lighthouse Village pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis for sale or supply and the cultivation of cannabis at Barrow House in October and November 2014.

Fellow Pole David Lidwa of Barrow House and his Mauritian wife Tina pleaded guilty to permitting possession of cannabis at Barrow House at November 8, 2014.

Mr Lidwa also pleaded guilty to cultivating cannabis and possessing the drug for sale or supply.

Mauritian Bruno Annea of 35 Lavelle Apartments, Douglas Road, Bray pleaded guilty to a single count of cultivation.

Judge Tom O’Donnell adjourned the matter until the October 10th sitting of the court.

Prosecuting counsel Tom Rice applied for Fischer to be remanded in custody until that date.