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Father, daughter held in custody

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, February 01, 2014

THE Suva Magistrates Court has remanded a man and his daughter for allegedly being in possession of illicit drugs, mainly a kilogram of methamphetamine.

Yesterday Josese Rakuita and Litia Rakuita were told their case would be transferred to the High Court.

Magistrate Chaitanya Lakshman told the two that because of the nature of the drugs, the matter had to be transferred to the upper court and that all bail applications would have to be made in that court.

Mr Rakuita told the court his university course would start next Monday while Ms Rakuita said she had to look after her younger siblings. But Mr Lakshman said there was almost a kilogram of methamphetamine allegedly found on the two for which the maximum sentence was life.

Mr Rakuita is also charged with aggravated robbery along with Isireli Tamanikawanitabua.





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