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Pair Sentenced In Fiji’s Biggest Marijuana Case

Pair Sentenced In Fiji’s Biggest Marijuana Case
Waisake Kaloulia (left) and Kaminieli Naqeleca after they were sentenced earlier this morning. Photo: Ronald Kumar
January 31
13:41 2017

Waisake Kaloulia and Kaminieli Naqeleca who were convicted for unlawful cultivation of illicit drugs have been sentenced to 19 years and 18 years imprisonment respectively.

The two men were found guilty by the Suva High Court for unlawfully cultivating 484 plants of cannabis sativa weighing 160.6 kilograms in Wanibuka, Tailevu in 2015 representing the largest amount of cannabis seized in Fiji.

Justice Salesi Temo sentenced Waisake Kaloulia to 19 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 15 years and Kaminieli Naqeleca to 18 years with a non-parole period of 15 years. Both men have 30 days to appeal to the Court of Appeal.

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