Drug case adjourned to await availability of interpreter

THE case of a Chinese national on a charge of possession of illicit drug, namely methamphetamine, has been adjourned to allow time for an interpreter to be present.

Xi Ming Ying, charged with one count of unlawful possession of illicit drugs, appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court today.

Ms Ying was allegedly found in possession of 0.03 grams of methamphetamine.

Her lawyer Jitendra Reddy informed the court that the accused needed a Chinese interpreter to explain to her the nature of the charge.

Magistrate Waleen George responded and said that the court interpreter was out of the country.

The accused has been released on bail and will reappear in court on October 31, 2018.

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