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Lithuanian woman in court charged with alleged heroin trading in Belfast

By Alan Erwin

Published 28/01/2016

A Lithuanian woman was remanded in custody today charged in connection with alleged heroin trading in Belfast.

Inesa Poyarkova is accused of possessing Class A drugs and being concerned in their supply.

The 23-year-old, of no fixed address, appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court after being arrested at a location in the city.

Police detained her on Tuesday as part of a wider investigation into the availability and supply of heroin in the Greater Belfast area.

She is the seventh person to be charged within the last month.

A detective told the court he could connect her to the alleged offences.

Poyarkova's lawyer revealed that her client only arrived in Northern Ireland from Lithuania around three weeks ago.

She confirmed no bail application was being made at this stage.

The solicitor added that attempts will be made to secure hostel accommodation.

District Judge Meehan remanded Poyarkova in custody to appear again by video-link next month.

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