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17-year-old To Appear In Court For Unlawful Cultivation Of Marijuana

The 17-year-old who was arrested after Police seized plants which were tested positive as marijuana from his farm in Nalawa, Ra earlier this week has been charged with one count
05 Sep 2019 13:07
17-year-old To Appear In Court For Unlawful Cultivation Of Marijuana

The 17-year-old who was arrested after Police seized plants which were tested positive as marijuana from his farm in Nalawa, Ra earlier this week has been charged with one count of unlawful Cultivation of illicit Drug.

He will be appearing in court today.

In similar drug related arrests made over the last 48-hours in the Western Division, a 50-year-old woman and a 27-year-old unemployed man of Waikamu in Nadi both have been charged with one count of Unlawful possession of Illicit Drug each following a raid which resulted in the seizure of more than 100 rolls of dried leaves.

Also appearing today is a 45-year-old farmer after he was found with sachets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana during a raid at V.M Pillay Road in Lautoka. He faces one count of unlawful possession of illicit drugs.

Mokani Arrest

In the Southern Division the three farmers from Mokani Tailevu who were arrested after they were stopped at a check point earlier this week, were charged with one count of unlawful possession of illicit drugs each and appeared at the Nasinu Court yesterday.

The three have been remanded in custody and will have their case re-called on the 11th of this month.

Sigatoka Raid

And two men will be produced at the Sigatoka Magistrates Court today also charged with the alleged unlawful possession of illicit drugs following two separate raids.

Charged are a 36-year-old man from Valelevu and a 37-year-old Kinoya bowser attendant.

Vatuwaqa Arrest

Also expected to appear in the Suva Court is a 25-year old man of Muanivatu settlement in Vatuwaqa who was arrested and charged with one count of unlawful cultivation of illicit drugs following a raid conducted earlier this week.

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