Portrush drugs seizure: Asian pair in court

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TWO Asian men have been remanded in custody following the seizure of drugs with a street value of around £40,000 in Portrush last Thursday.

Chen Jianwen (27) of Ebor Street in Belfast and Qiang Wei Wei (35) of no fixed abode, appeared before a special court in Ballymena on Saturday morning.

Chen is charged with possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Wei Wei faced similar charges - possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to supply, however he faced a further charge of supplying cannabis.

Both men were remanded in custody.

They will appear again via video link at North Antrim Magistrates’ court next Monday, April 29.