FORMER Customs officer Amena Araibulu insists he did not know the contents of a box which contained drugs on January 6 in Suva.
Mr Araibulu, the second accused in a drug trial, is charged with aiding and abetting the importation of a controlled chemical into Fiji without lawful authority.
Mr Araibulu took the witness stand before Justice Prabahararan Kumararatnam yesterday. He is being tried with Isikeli Tamani.
"I want to tell the court the truth, Isikeli Tamani had asked me to help clear his goods and I accepted in good faith, out of the kindness of my heart to help him," Mr Araibulu said.
"Not only that, I helped him because of his paralysed condition and it wasn't my intention to help him break the law."
In his testimony, Mr Araibulu said he had received a call from Mr Tamani for assistance on clearing a package.
At the Carpenters Shipping depot, Mr Araibulu said he went inside to clear the consignment while Mr Tamani sat inside the taxi.
He said two Customs officers opened the box to show him the content where it was verified that it was a tricycle.
It was following this that police marched in to arrest him, the two Customs officers, the taxidriver, Mr Tamani and a young man who was also in the taxi.
"I was shocked, I asked those we were with why we were being arrested and they said we would soon find out when we went to the CID headquarters."