UPDATE 4.30pm:Three men charged after police allegedly found them in possession of more than 18kg of cannabis are Vietnamese nationals who are unlawfully in , according to court documents.
The Anh Hoang and Hoai Nam Nguyen, both 22, and Cuong Van Nguyen, 33, faced Newcastle local court on Tuesday after their arrest on Monday night.
None of the three men applied for bail –and it was formally refused.
According to court documents, Mr Hoang and the younger Mr Nguyen listed Teralba Road, Adamstown, as their home address, while the older Mr Nguyen was listed as living at Beaumont Street, Hamilton.
Each of the trio was charged with possessing a prohibited drug and supply of a prohibited drug, after police allegedly found 18.8kg of cannabis in the vehicle they were travelling in during a stop atGlebe Road, Adamstown, on Monday.
Bail determination documents noted that all three men were illegally in , and were “liable for immigration detention”.
The bail determination for the older Mr Nguyen noted that he was “an extreme flight risk”.
They will face court again, via audio-visual link, on November 16.
EARLIERPolice have charged three men with drug possession after allegedly finding 18 kilogramsof cannabis in a vehicle they were travelling in.
About 6pm on Monday officers from Newcastle were patrolling on Glebe Road, Adamstown, when they noticed a vehicle carrying three men.
Officers pulled the vehicle over and breath tested the driver who provided a negative result.
The vehicle was searched and officers allegedlylocated 18 kilogramsof cannabis.
The three men, one aged 33 and two aged 22, were arrested and taken to Newcastle Police Station where they were charged with possess prohibited drug (deemed supply).
They were bail refused and will appear in Newcastle Local Court on Tuesday.