Two men appear in court in relation to Leitrim grow houses

Two Vietnamese nationals appeared before a sitting of Donegal District Court this morning (Wednesday) in relation to the seizure of almost €500,000 worth of cannabis in two separate locations in the county on Monday last, February 4.

Two Vietnamese nationals appeared before a sitting of Donegal District Court this morning (Wednesday) in relation to the seizure of almost €500,000 worth of cannabis in two separate locations in the county on Monday last, February 4.

Dang Hai Nguyen, of Lisconnor, Kilclare, Carrick on Shannon, was found with plants valued at €240,000 at this address. The 44-year-old was arrested at the scene and detained at Manorhamilton Garda Station. The court heard from defence solicitor Conor Maguire that the defendant had only been in the country for two weeks and did not hold a passport.

As part of a separate investigation 41 year-old Dinh Trung Trinh, of no fixed abode, was found with €250,000 worth of cannabis at Corrick, Aughamore and taken to Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station.

Both men were charged with possession of cannabis for the purpose of sale or supply and no application for bail was made on behalf of either defendant.

Judge Kevin Kilrane remanded both men in custody to appear at Harristown District Court this Friday, February 8.