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Suspects in court

Jone Kalouniviti
Saturday, April 05, 2014

THE Nadi Magistrates Court yesterday denied bail to a 42-year-old barman of Nadi and a 76-year-old Australian national facing charges related to the most recent alleged illicit drugs find at the Nadi airport.

Iowane Draiva and Trevor Tamblyn are both charged with importing illicit drugs.

Police prosecutor Inspector Sunil Gosai objected to bail saying it was in the best interest of the public and that the case was serious.

The offence carries a maximum penalty of $1million fine or life imprisonment or both.

Mr Gosai made an application for the case to be transferred to the High Court and stated that police were looking for more suspects.

The court refused bail for both the accused and further remanded them in custody.

He has transferred the case to the High Court in Lautoka for mention on May 14.

Meanwhile, police have also taken into their custody a 39-year-old taxidriver for his alleged involvement in the same case.








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