Crime & Court

Shine A Light: Fiji Linked In New Zealand Drug Trial

References to Fiji were heard during one of New Zealand’s biggest drug and money laundering trial against the Comancheros gang currently underway in a High Court in Auckland.
03 Oct 2020 11:48
Shine A Light: Fiji Linked In New Zealand Drug Trial
The methamphetamine was smuggled in cooking appliances. Photo: NZ Police

References to Fiji were heard during one of New Zealand’s biggest drug and money laundering trial against the Comancheros gang currently underway in a High Court in Auckland.

In a four-week trial, the jury heard bugged phone calls, including a phone call to Fiji – most in coded conversations.

On September 9, RNZ reported that the court heard a phone call between a man and another in Fiji, who can’t be identified.

In coded language, the Fiji-based man asked whether the NZ-based man wanted to “play in a bigger league” – the “world cup”, and this was “his chance…To read more, subscribe to our e-edition through Vodafone’s MPaISA for just a $1.

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Shine A Light is a Fiji Sun Investigative Project.



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