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Drugs case against Connah’s Quay family is adjourned

THE case against four members of the same family from Deeside – who are charged with importing heroin and money laundering – has been put off until September.

Mum Margaret Rose Calvert and her two sons and daughter will be asked to plead to two charges at that stage.

The longer-than-usual period was asked for by Emmalyn Downing, prosecuting, who said the evidence of some 40 witnesses was needed.

The four were arrested at the family home in Bryn Road, Connah’s Quay.

Margaret Calvert, 62; Simon Calvert, 37, and Richard Giuseppe Calvert, 32, were remanded in custody by Judge Niclas Parry at Mold Crown Court on Friday.

Mum-of-four Maria Calvert, 34, of Foel Gron, Bagillt, was released on bail.

All four are charged that between December 1, 2010, and June 11 they conspired to import heroin into the UK and to laundered cash.

Their arrests follows a major covert operation by North Wales Police lasting several months.

It is alleged heroin was recovered with a street value of £50,000. The four are also accused of laundering £70,000.

A 66-year-old man from Nercwys was been bailed pending further enquiries.