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Man in court after police seize £130k of cannabis in north Belfast

A 60-year-old man has been remanded into custody charged in connection with a £130,000 cannabis seizure.

Guangren Xiang was arrested after police raided his home at Mount Coole Park in north Belfast on Sunday.

A number of cannabis plants were allegedly discovered in the property. Xiang faced a total of five charges as he appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court.

They include possession of class B drugs with intent to supply, cultivating cannabis, conspiracy to supply, and dishonestly causing electricity to be diverted. Speaking through a Chinese interpreter, Xiang confirmed he understood the allegations against him.

An investigating detective said he could connect the accused with the charges. Bail was not sought during the brief hearing. A defence lawyer instead indicated that an application for his release may be made in two weeks' time.

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