AMENA Araibulu yesterday denied he knew drugs were in a tricycle when he was taken in for questioning by the police on July 22, 2011.
Mr Araibulu, the second accused in the case, is a former Customs officer and is being tried for aiding and abetting first accused Isikeli Tamani for importing controlled chemicals to Suva without lawful authority on January 6, 2010.
Investigating officer Aiyaz Ali took the stand as a state witness before Justice Prabahararan Kumararatnam during day three of the trial yesterday.
Mr Ali said in Mr Araibulu's charge statement, the accused wrote a short comment at the bottom of the page which read, "according to the charges I am charged with, I was not aware that the drugs were in the tricycle".
Mr Ali said on January 6, 2010, the police searched Mr Araibulu's residence and found two mobile phones and $344.70 in his possession.
The police also conducted a separate search of Mr Tamani and found him in possession of three mobile phones and $8038.85 in cash.
Mr Ali said samples of the drugs from the two bags concealed in the multi-coloured tricycle were sent to Australia for testing.
It was found the two samples contained 31.5 per cent and 29.4 per cent of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, a chemical used to make methamphetamine which is commonly known by street names speed and ecstasy.
The trial continues today.