Bail extended for drugs suspect

A 19-YEAR-OLD man charged with cultivation and possession of marijuana had his bail extended by the High Court in Suva.

Sakuisa Balenavatu is charged with two counts of unlawful cultivation of illicit drugs .

It is alleged that between February 1, 2016 and June 12, 2016, in Navosa, Mr Balenavatu cultivated 198 plants believed to be marijuana weighing at four kilograms.

He is also alleged to have cultivated 1357 marijuana seedlings weighing at 1.7kg during the same period.

Justice Daniel Goundar gave state 21 days to file information and disclosures.

The case has been adjourned to June 7, for plea.

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