Three Vietnamese men accused of producing cannabis after a large ‘farm’ was found in a city house have appeared at court. Hoang Trang, of Wolseley Road, Plymouth, Cuong Van Nguyen, aged 37 of Clyde Road, Plymouth and Quyet Nguyen, of Clyde Road, Plymouth were arrested after officers from Plymouth’s Pro-Active Policing team raided a house in Clyde Road on Monday, January 15.

At that address, officers found around 360 cannabis plants in several rooms, along with a sophisticated setup that included powerful lights, ducting, fans, cables, watering systems and plastic sheeting.

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Cuong Van Nguyen and 18-year-old Quyet Nguyen – both Vietnamese nationals – were initially arrested and as a result of further inquiries 36-year-old Trang was detained.

All three were taken to Charles Cross police station custody suite for interview and were later charged with being concerned in the production of cannabis. They appeared at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

All three were remanded in custody by magistrates. Cuong Van Nguyen and Quyet Nguyen will next appear at Plymouth Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on February 19. Trang has indicated a guilty plea to the charge at the magistrates and will appear at Plymouth Crown Court for sentence on January 24.

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