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$15m Drug Suspects Remanded

The Lautoka Magistrates Court has further remanded two men including an Australian national in relation to the $15-million drug bust in Vuda, Lautoka, earlier this week. Joseph Nayef Abourizk and
18 Jul 2015 12:37
$15m Drug Suspects Remanded
Josese Moroiwaqa (left), followed by Joseph Nayef Abourizk outside the Lautoka Magistrates Court. Photo: Sheetal Prasad

The Lautoka Magistrates Court has further remanded two men including an Australian national in relation to the $15-million drug bust in Vuda, Lautoka, earlier this week.

Joseph Nayef Abourizk and Josese Moroiwaqa appeared before Magistrate Raramasi Salakubou.

The men are charged with one count of unlawful possession of illicit drugs contrary to Section 5 (a) of the Illicit Drugs Control Act, 2004.

The court heard that both accused persons had with them unlawful possession of 49.9kg of cocaine, an illicit drug.

The State lawyers applied to the court for the case to be transferred to the High Court in Lautoka.

Magistrate Salakobau remanded the two in custody at the Natabua Corrections facility to await their case which will be called at the High Court on August 7.

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