Drugs find accused: I came here to find job
A Chinese woman allegedly linked to a £350,000 cannabis seizure claims she came to Northern Ireland to work in a restaurant or as a nanny, the High Court heard yesterday.
Znu Ming Yu was arrested along with another woman after police carried out searches in Belfast, Larne and in Co Down last week. The 45-year-old, with an address at Beersbridge Road in the city, faces charges of having cannabis with intent to supply and conspiracy to supply.
During a failed bail application it was claimed that she emerged from a house in the Cliftonville area of Belfast on July 2 carrying a bag containing £100,000 worth of the drugs.
Prosecutors claimed Yu is an illegal immigrant known to the UK Borders Agency. Her lawyer said: "Her case is she came on the premise of working either in the restaurant industry or as a nanny for Chinese nationals.
"She met a lady whose name she didn't know... and this lady seems to have taken this applicant under her wing."
Mr Justice Weir refused bail.