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Remand for Peel man accused of importing cocaine

A Peel man who’s accused of importing cocaine to the Isle of Man has been remanded in prison.

29-year-old Matthew Prendergast appeared at Douglas Courthouse this morning.

He’s been charged with production of the Class A drug and possession of it with intent to supply.

Police arrested him at Ronaldsway Airport at 5.10pm on Saturday after he arrived off a flight from Liverpool - he was subsequently taken to Noble’s Hospital.

He produced three packages which had been concealed internally – it’s alleged they contained three ounces of the drug with a street value of between £4,200 and £5,880.

The substances have been sent away for forensic testing – an application for bail was refused and he has been remanded at the Isle of Man Prison until his next appearance on April 19th

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