Ship captain barred from leaving
7 April, 2017, 7:28 pm
Update: 7:28PM A STOP departure order was issued on a foreign ship captain who allegedly failed to declare foreign currency of US$10,000 and was released on bail after he appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court.
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Huang Fu Chou, who appeared before Magistrate Makereta Mua
this afternoon is the captain of the fishing vessel, Toyu #2.
It is alleged that last month, customs officials who
conducted a search on the vessel found the money wrapped in plastic.
Mr Chou has been ordered to surrender all his travel
documents by 3pm yesterday and not to travel overseas until the completion of
As part of his bail conditions, he was required to get two
sureties who were bonded to the value of $3000 each and ordered to pay $3000
before he was released on bail.
The matter has been adjourned to May 21.