DPP appeals drug case prison sentence

Update: 5:35PM THE Director of Public Prosecution today filed an appeal against the prison sentence handed to a local and an Australian man for their involvement in a cocaine drug case.

In a statement released by the Office of the DPP,  the Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde appealed the sentence on the grounds that it was lenient.

Joseph Abourizk and Mosese Muriwaqa were each sentenced to 14 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 12 years after being found guilty of unlawful possession of illicit drugs by the High Court in Lautoka last month.

“The Petition of Appeal was filed in the Court of Appeal Registry today (23.05.16) on the grounds that the sentence of 12 years was manifestly lenient having regard to the facts and the circumstances of the case,” DPP said.

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