Six appear in Birmingham court charged with forcing people to work in cannabis farms

A general view of the outside of Birmingham Magistrates' Court
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Six people have appeared at a city court charged with forcing people to work in cannabis farms. The six stand accused of being part of a crime group responsible for growing and moving cannabis across the Midlands and the north of England.

All six - including three Vietnamese nationals - were charged with conspiring to facilitate workers into the UK for exploitation and conspiring to produce cannabis. Their arrests came after a probe led by the National Crime Agency.

The six were bailed after a hearing at Birmingham Magistrates' Court today, May 31. They will appear before Birmingham Crown Court on June 28.

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The name of those charged are:

  • Mai Van Nguyen, 34, formerly of Jeremiah Road, Wolverhampton

  • Doung Dinh, 37, of St John’s Walk, Birmingham

  • Nghia Dinh Tran, 23, of Forty Acre Lane, Canning Town, London

  • Amjad Nawaz, 43, Oakhurst Road, Birmingham

  • Tasawar Hussain, 53, of Millward Street, Birmingham

  • Shamraiz Akhtar, 53, of Nechells Park Road, Birmingham