THE MAN accused of importing controlled chemicals into the country was found guilty by the three trial assessors.
After deliberating for about than three hours, the assessors returned with a guilty verdict for Isikeli Tamani while they found his alleged accomplice Amani Rabulu not guilty of aiding and abetting.
The trial was presided over by High Court judge Justice Prabaharan Kumararatnam in Suva.
Justice Kumararatnam will deliver his judgment this afternoon.
Mr Tamani was charged with one count of importation of controlled chemical while Mr Rabulu was charged with a separate count of aiding and abetting.
They pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
The court heard during the one-week trial that on December 30, 2009, two bags of chemical containing hydrochloride was found in a box by a Customs agent at the Nadi International Airport.
The matter will be called again this afternoon.