Trio accused of stealing confiscated drugs appear in court

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THREE  men who are accused of stealing marijuana plants from the Koro Island Community Police Post appeared at the High Court in Suva.

Navitalai Loatuicama, Paula Vura and Apete Turagatani appeared before Judge Justice Chamath Morais today charged with one  count  each of  aggravated burglary and theft.

It is alleged that between January 13, 2018 , and  January 15, 2018, in Koro Island, the three entered as trespassers into Koro Island Community Police Post with intent to commit theft.

It is also alleged that the three men between the same dates, dishonestly appropriated five plants believed to be cannabis sativa, the property of the Fiji Police Force.

State lawyer Eoghan Samisoni told the court that the prosecution was supposed to serve the final voir-dire disclosures to the defence.

Mr Turagatani is remanded while Mr Loatuicama and Mr Vura are on bail.

The case has been adjourned to January 29, 2020.

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