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Businessman on $2k bail

Litia Vulaidausiga
Saturday, August 30, 2014

A PROLIFIC businessman who attempted to collect a parcel of pseudoephedrine from the Nadi Airport post office was yesterday released on $2000 bail by the Nadi Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon.

The accused's identify was suppressed by the court following an application by his counsel Kitione Vuataki.

The 50-year-old investor appeared before Magistrate Mohammed Azhar and earlier charged with one count of importing a controlled chemical after trying to clear the package sent from Ukraine on Tuesday.

His application for bail was objected by police prosecutor, Inspector Sunil Gosai, on the grounds that the offence was very serious and carried a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, a $1million fine and that it was in the interest of public safety.

Citing the Criminal Procedure Decree, the police prosecution also applied for the case to be transferred to the High Court in Lautoka, where the accused is scheduled to reappear for mention on September 10.

Pseudoephedrine is listed as a controlled substance and traces of the drug were found in a parcel of packets containing white powder by Customs officers, who conducted a preliminary test before handing the package to police.








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