$35 million cocaine case duo deny charges

Shaneil Autar (left) and Marc Winston make their way out of the High Court in Lautoka at an earlier court sitting. Picture: SITERI SAUVAKACOLO

TWO men charged with the alleged trafficking of $35 million worth of cocaine  to Australia last year have pleaded not guilty to charges against them.

Dutch national Marc Winston Tjin Konnkoen and Lautoka businessman Shaneil Suresh Autar took their plea before Justice Chamath Morais at the High Court in Lautoka today.

The duo pleaded not guilty to a count each of unlawful possession of illicit drugs worth 39.36 kilograms and unlawful importation of illicit drugs which had allegedly happened in Lautoka in October last year.

The state is also expected to file further disclosures from the Australian Federal Police who also took part in the case investigations.

Their case will be called again on March 11.

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