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Man remanded in custody charged over £120,000 cannabis seizure

A man was remanded in custody today charged in connection with the seizure of £120,000 worth of suspected herbal cannabis in Belfast.

Da Hu Yu (29) faces a charge of possessing Class B drugs with intent to supply.

The Chinese national is also accused with further offences linked to the discovery of an alleged cannabis-growing operation in Lisburn, Co Antrim two years ago.

He is charged with being concerned in the production of Class B drugs, cultivating cannabis and criminal damage.

A fifth alleged offence involves dishonestly using electricity at a property in Warren Park, Lisburn in April 2011.

Yu was arrested at his address in Wellesley Avenue, south Belfast on Tuesday after police found drugs with an estimated street value of £120,000. 

Appearing before the city's Magistrates' Court today he did not seek bail.

But speaking through an interpreter he claimed to have been just looking after the suspected consignment for a friend.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall remanded him in custody to appear again by video link in September.

The charges relating to the April 2011 incident are to be transferred to Lisburn Magistrates' Court.

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