Three people are accused of drug offence

Three people are accused of drug offence

THREE people accused of a drug offence have appeared at Newtownards Magistrates Court via video link from prison.

They are: Su Fenglan (49), with an address listed as Holborn Court in Bangor; Guo Lin (48), of 'no fixed abode' in Belfast and Cia Xia He (39), of 'no fixed abode'

The defendants had the assistance of a Mandarin language interpreter.

The charges relate to May last year.

They are charged with possessing cannabis with intent to supply; possession of 'criminal property' - cash in the sum of £32,535; and possession of false documentation.

During a Preliminary Enquiry - the legal step to send a case to the Crown Court - a prosecutor submitted there was a case to answer.

A defence lawyer had no contrary submissions.

The defendants were remanded in continuing custody and the cases sent to to the Crown Court at Laganside in Belfast on a date to be fixed.

  • Main picture: Newtownards Magistrates Court.