A VIETNAMESE man caught with plants which would have been delivered to a cannabis farm has been remanded in custody by a judge.

Long-Hieu Le, 32, also had a fake Portuguese driving licence which he had for improper intention.

But another illegal immigrant, who was also accused of being involved in the drugs trade, was released after prosecutors decided not to proceed against her.

Vang Hoang, of no fixed abode, pleaded not guilty to possessing class B drugs with intent to supply.

The 38-year-old was released from custody, where she had been since her arrest, by Judge Douglas Field following the hearing at Swindon Crown Court.

Le, also of no fixed abode, admitted the same charge as well as possessing an identity document with improper intent.

He had the illicit plants which were involved with two cannabis farms in houses on Welcombe Avenue and in east Reading.

As well as having the plants to deliver he also paid the electricity bill at one of the addresses.

Tony Bignall, defending, asked for the case to be adjourned so there could be a pre-sentence report prepared on his client.

The judge adjourned the case against him and remanded him in custody until Friday April 4.