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Court dismisses Australian naval officer's appeal

Shalveen Chand
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

AN Australian naval officer had his appeal against a $800 fine and a conviction for not declaring foreign currency dismissed by the High Court in Suva yesterday.

Stanley Teropu arrived at the Nausori Airport from Tuvalu on October 10, last year where Customs officers found a parcel containing $F22,000 in his possession.

He was charged for not declaring to Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority that he had currency in excess of $10,000.

The Magistrates Court found him guilty and said the accused was ignorant about what he was carrying into a foreign country.

Justice Paul Madigan said the decision of the magistrate was heading in the right direction but she unfortunately got lost on the way.

"She should have found that the offence is one of absolute liability and then made the lenient orders that she did. The appeal is dismissed."








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