Drug ac­cused pair front Court

Fiji Sun - - Comment - JESSICA GOUNDER jessica.gounder@fi­jisun.

Two men ap­peared at the High Court in Suva charged with one count each of un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of il­licit drugs and un­law­ful cul­ti­va­tion of il­licit drugs. Prose­cu­tion con­firmed to the court that there were 824 plants uprooted rang­ing from 12 cen­time­tres to 129 cen­time­tres. The case was called be­fore Judge Jus­tice Vin­cent Per­era yes­ter­day. The Court heard that on Septem­ber 15, 2016, in Ka­davu, ArisiKai­tani and Atikini Matako­rovatuwere were al­legedly found with mar­i­juana.

It is also al­leged they both cul­ti­vated 7975.7 grams of mar­i­juana. The pair have been re­manded in cus­tody. The case was ad­journed to De­cem­ber 8 for plea. Edited by Caroline Ratu­cadra

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