Two Vietnamese nationals remain behind bars, accused of cultivating a $500,000 crop of hydroponic cannabis plants in residential Mount St Thomas.
Quang Hiew Nguyen, 31, and Thai Son Nguyen, 32, did not make their scheduled appearance before Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday, instead leaving their lawyer to seek an adjournment after communicating via a Vietnamese interpreter.
The court heard prosecutors were awaiting the results of forensic procedures that could link the pair to a crop of 246 cannabis plants uncovered at a grow house on The Avenue, Monday afternoon. The men were charged with cultivating a large commercial quantity of a prohibited plant by indoor enhanced means, cultivating for a commercial purpose and unauthorised use of electricity.
The relationship between the men was not established in court on Tuesday.
Court documents link the elder Nguyen to an address in Beverley Hills. The men are expected to apply for bail when their matters return to court, July 12.