Crime & Court

DPP Files Restraining Order On $75K

Rahman is the father of Canadian national, Joshua Aziz Rahman, who is facing drug charges in Fiji. He was allegedly found with $31 million worth of cocaine in Caubati last year.
29 Oct 2020 10:26
DPP Files Restraining Order On $75K

The Director of Public Prosecutions has filed a restraining order on the amount of $75, 101.99 currently in the bank account of Tallat Rahman.

Rahman is the father of Canadian national, Joshua Aziz Rahman, who is facing drug charges in Fiji. He was allegedly found with $31 million worth of cocaine in Caubati last year.

Tallat Rahman, is currently serving a 16-year sentence in New Zealand for pleading guilty to four charges of importing methamphetamine from Mexico into New Zealand after being identified in Operation Nova.

In the hearing on Tuesday, counsel from the DPP’s office, Moira Konrote, told the court that the money in Tallat Rahman’s bank account was proceeds of crime which was obtained after the sale of drugs.

She told the court that a substantial amount of money was transferred from Lateef and Lateef law firm’s trust account into the bank account of Tallat Rahman.

She told the court that Rahman later transferred $40,000, to a company based in Mexico.

Lawyer for Tallat and Joshua Rahman, Ashneil Nadan, told the court that the money which was in the bank account of Tallat Rahman was not proceeds of crime and that there was no evidence presented to prove that it was the proceeds of crime.

Justice Lyone Seneviratne, will deliver his ruling on the application for a restraining order on the money on November 24.

Edited by Selita Bolanavanua

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