Crime & Court

$35M Drug Accused Duo Plead Not Guilty

Two men charged for allegedly supplying 39.36kg of cocaine worth $35 million, have pleaded not guilty to the charges.
22 Feb 2020 13:20
$35M Drug Accused Duo Plead Not Guilty
Shaneil Autar and Marc Winston Tjin Konnoen.

Two men charged for allegedly supplying 39.36kg of cocaine worth $35 million, have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Dutch national Marc Winston Tjin Konnoen and Shaneil Autar, are charged with the unlawful possession, manufacturing, cultivating and supply of illicit drugs.

They are also charged with one count of unlawful importation of illicit drugs.

They appeared before Judge Justice Chamath Morais at the High Court in Lautoka.

The State, represented by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, sought more time to sort out the agreed facts and serve additional disclosures.

Justice Morais further remanded Konnoen and Autar and adjourned the matter to March 11, 2020.

The Two businessmen were charged alongside two others – Roshneel Kumar, 35, self employed of Legalega Road, Nadi, and Pravishek Kartik Narayan, 21, a university student of Nasoso in Nadi.

Kumar and Narayan had their case discharged last week after the State filed a nolle prosequi.

Edited by Percy Kean

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