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Chinese pair remanded after £500k worth of cannabis found in Belfast

Belfast Magistrates' Court.
Belfast Magistrates' Court.

By Alan Erwin

Two men were remanded in custody today on charges connected to the suspected seizure of £500,000 worth of cannabis in Belfast.

Chinese nationals Wen Bin Lee, 26, and Xiaochao Wang, 33, were arrested after police searched properties in the Donegall Quay area and in the south of the city.

Bags of cannabis and a large quantity of cash were recovered during the operation on Monday.

Lee, with an address at the Obel Building on Donegall Quay, and Wang, of no fixed abode, appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court jointly charged with possessing and conspiring to supply the Class B drug.

They are also accused of possessing and converting criminal property - namely high value goods- illegal entry to the UK and having a false identity document.

Wang faces a further count of importing cannabis. 

Neither defendant applied for bail during the brief hearing.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall remanded them both in custody, to appear again by video-link on August 21.

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