Success for David Birrell in large drugs case with ‘Encrochat’ connections

October 21, 2022

David Birrell from Exchange Chambers successfully applied to dismiss charges of Possession with intent to supply heroin and Money laundering.  David’s client, LB, was found with 10 kilograms of high purity heroin, a large quantity of cash and an expensive motor car. David forensically examined the surveillance, telephone and scientific evidence to expose flaws in the Prosecution case.  His dismissal application was so persuasive that the Prosecution ultimately did not oppose it.  The case was linked to Operations Aquarium and Venetic, which involve Encrochat evidence.

David was instructed by Michael McKeown of MSB Solicitors.