Two men set to go on trial for €1.6 million drugs haul near Laghey

Two men have been sent forward for trial in custody over a €1.6 million drugs haul near Laghey earlier this year.

2,000 plants where discovered in a converted warehouse outside the south Donegal village in May.

Detective Garda Paul McHugh told Donegal District Court this morning(Mon) that he had served books of evidence on 44-year-old Ming Sun and Xia Hua He, 34, both of no fixed address.

They are charged with unlawful possession, possession with intent for sale or supply and cultivation of cannabis at Trummon in Laghey on May 25.

Inspector Denis Joyce told Judge Kevin Kilrane that the Director of Public Prosecutions had ruled that the defendants be tried at the next sitting of Donegal Circuit Court on December 11.

The men, Chinese nationals, were arrested when gardai discovered 2,000 cannabis plants in a converted warehouse