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Three-year sentence

Luisa Qiolevu
Saturday, January 20, 2018

THE High Court in Labasa jailed a man for three years for cultivating marijuana plants that measured between 62 and 290 centimetres in length and over 15kgs in weight.

Vosamana Salevuwai was arrested during a police operation in Buca, Na­tewa, Cakaudrove, on December 22, 2017. Police seized 17 plants during the raid, which the court said was ready to hit the market.

Salevuwai, 40, who is married with three children, was given a non-parole period of two years.

In his ruling, Justice Daniel Goundar said Saleviuwai was a victim of larger players in the drug trade who "exploit vulnerable and unsophisticated farmers like you, in pursuit of their criminal enterprise".

However, the court noted that personal circumstance carried little value during sentencing of drug cases.








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