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Two men to stand trial over alleged plot to post up to £140k worth of cannabis to Belfast house

By Alan Erwin

Two men are to stand trial over an alleged plot to post up to £140,000 worth of cannabis to a house in Belfast, a judge ordered today.

Chef Jian Bo Yu, 39, and his co-accused Mei Feng Yu, 42, are allegedly linked to a 7kg consignment intercepted after being sent from Scotland.

Detectives investigating the haul last July also seized £16,000 in cash from a house connected to the pair.

The defendants, both of Iveagh Drive in the city, are jointly charged with attempted possession of Class B drugs with intent to supply, and possessing criminal property.

They appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court today for a preliminary enquiry hearing.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall backed prosecution submissions that both men have a case to answer.

She returned the pair for trial at Belfast Crown Court on a date to be fixed.

They are expected to remain in custody until those proceedings get underway.

At a previous hearing lawyers representing Jian Bo Yu claimed he knew nothing about the drugs package.

It was also contended that the cash seized from the address was a loan from other members of the Chinese community for him to start his own food business.

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