Three men charged with cultivating over $17 million in cannabis are disputing the information in opposition to them in court.
The three men, Khac Ngoc Mai, Giang Hoang and Kien Sy Ngo, had been arrested in June 2020 after New South Wales police executed a search warrant at a rural property in Gibberage. Police situated 7,200 cannabis vegetation on the property, alongside 50 kilograms of dried cannabis.
The worth of the seizure was initially estimated at $21.6 million however has since been decreased to $17.79 million.
Mai, Hoang and Ngo confronted Lismore Local Court final month, after remaining in custody. The three men are disputing the information of the case in opposition to them. While it’s unclear what they’re disputing, the men are nonetheless in discussions with NSW’s Director of Public Prosecutions.
The men every face costs of collaborating in a prison group and cultivating a prohibited plant in a big business amount – which carries a protracted jail sentence.
The three men will seem in court once more on March 10th, the place they’re anticipated to enter pleas.
A fourth man, Trong Tung Tran, was arrested alongside the men final June. He is being represented individually and confronted court on February 10th.