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19-Year-Old Pleads Guilty To Drug Offences

  A 19-year-old pleaded guilty to drug related offences at the High Court in Suva yesterday. Atekini Matakorovatu along with Arisi Kaitani, 25, are charged with a count each of being
04 Feb 2017 11:08
19-Year-Old Pleads Guilty To Drug Offences
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A 19-year-old pleaded guilty to drug related offences at the High Court in Suva yesterday.

Atekini Matakorovatu along with Arisi Kaitani, 25, are charged with a count each of being found in possession of illicit drugs and unlawful cultivation of illicit drugs.

Kaitani has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

It is alleged on September 15 last year at Lavidi Village, Touva farm in Kadavu, both the accused were found in possession of 1184.4 grams of cannabis sativa and both had allegedly cultivated 7957.7 grams of cannabis sativa.

Matakorovatu is represented by Legal Aid counsel Priya Lal. The case has been adjourned to February 15 for Matakorovatu’s summary of facts and Kaitani’s voir dire disclosures.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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