Northern Ireland

Man charged after raid in Belfast

Laganside Magistrates Court
Image caption Mr Cai appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court

A 33-year-old man has appeared in court charged in connection with producing Class B drugs, cultivating cannabis and having Class B drugs with intent to supply.

Wenbo Cai, with an address in London, was arrested after police searched a house in Salisbury Street in Belfast on Friday. Police seized £5,000, computers and documents.

The charges relate to the discovery of 330 cannabis plants at the Cloisters in south Belfast in June. Mr Cai was remanded in custody until 6 August.

Two other people arrested following the search of the house in Salisbury Street on Friday remain in custody, assisting UK Borders Agency staff with enquiries into alleged immigration offences.