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Trial for Canadian to be set in August

Joshua Aziz Rahman appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar yesterday.
01 May 2019 10:13
Trial for Canadian to be set in August
Joshua Aziz Rahman (right) outside the Suva High Court.

The High Court in Suva will in August set trial dates for a Canadian national facing an illicit drug charge in August.

Joshua Aziz Rahman appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar yesterday.

It is alleged that on February 14, 2019, in Caubati, Suva, Rahman was found in possession of 39.5 kilograms of illicit drugs, namely cocaine.

The raid was conducted at the accused person’s home in Caubati on February 14, where the discovery of 39 bars of white powder was discovered and later tested positive to be cocaine worth more than $30 million.

State prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Assistant DPP Andrew Jack told the court that the State would call 21 witnesses and sought for two weeks of Prosecution trial.

Defence lawyer Ashniel Nadan told the court that the trial proper will be conducted by lawyer Neel Shivam.

He also sought for the trial dates for early January next year as Mr Shivam will not be available anytime this year for the trial, however, Justice Goundar declined the request and said that the judicial break are held during the same time in January.

The case was adjourned to August 2 to fix a trial date and further pre-trial conference. The accused was remanded in custody.

Edited by Susana Tuilau

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