Court hears '100 kilos' of cannabis found at address in Bangor

Court hears '100 kilos' of cannabis found at address in Bangor

A COURT in Newtownards has heard a search of an address in Bangor uncovered '100 kilos' of cannabis.

Details emerged as Cia Xia He (39), of 'no fixed abode' in Belfast, had a bail application refused.

She is charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis; possession of cannabis with intent to supply; possession of the Class B drug; possession of 'criminal property'; concealing 'criminal property' and entering into an arrangement to acquire 'criminal property'.

The charges relate to dates in 2020 and 2021.

The defendant, who had the assistance of an interpreter, appeared via video link from Hydebank Prison where she she has been on remand.

Objecting to bail, a police officer said in May 2021 the defendant was a passenger in a vehicle at 'The Junction' shopping complex in Antrim town and four kilograms of cannabis were found in the vehicle.

A search of an address in Bangor then uncovered "100 kilos" of cannabis. £50,000 in cash was also seized.

The officer said the alleged offences occurred whilst the defendant was on bail after being arrested in October 2019 in London in relation to alleged cannabis cultivation.

District Judge Mark Hamill refused bail saying it was a "bit of a bombshell" that the defendant had allegedly committed offences whilst on bail for similar matters.

The court heard there are two co-defendants.

He's case has been adjourned to March 30.