26 June 2015
£10m Everton cannabis farm case adjourned because of lack of interpreter
A court case against four men arrested after a £10m cannabis farm was discovered in Everton could not go ahead because there was no interpreter.
Nam Van Le, 49, Nam Van Ntuyen, 36, Thanh Duc Dong, 49, and Doan Xuan Quynh, 39, were due to appear at Liverpool Crown Court this morning.
But the court heard a Vietnamese-speaking interpreter was not available to attend the preliminary hearing.
Judge Neil Flewitt, QC, decided not to produce the men via video link from HMP Liverpool, as he said little progress could be made if they did not understand proceedings.
Van Le, 49, of Jason Street, Everton, and Van Ntuyen, Dong and Quynh, all of no fixed address, are charged with production of cannabis.
Judge Neil Flewitt, QC, adjourned the case until July 10 and remanded all four men in custody.