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Case Adjourned For Drug Accused

A 27-year-old man charged with unlaw­ful possession of illicit drugs has been remanded by the Suva Magistrates Court. Josese Kalaidreketi Sautabu appeared before Magistrate Jioji Boseiwaqa in a special court
21 Nov 2018 11:02
Case Adjourned For Drug Accused
Josese Kalaidreketi Sautabu outside the Suva Magistrates Court on November 19, 2018. Photo: Ashna Kumar

A 27-year-old man charged with unlaw­ful possession of illicit drugs has been remanded by the Suva Magistrates Court.

Josese Kalaidreketi Sautabu appeared before Magistrate Jioji Boseiwaqa in a special court sitting on Monday.

He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of illicit drugs. It is alleged that on November 16, 2018, in Suva, Sautabu, without law­ful authority, possessed 356.4 grams of marijuana, an illicit drug. Sautabu had waived his right to a lawyer.

Police prosecutor Corporal Sanil Kumar told the court that full phase of disclosures were served to the accused. He did not object to the ac­cused’s bail.

However, Magistrate Bo­seiwaqa remanded the ac­cused in custody because the amount of illicit drugs was high.

The matter was adjourned for mention to December 3.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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