Man charged in methamphetamine case denied bail
A man charged with a count of unlawful possession of illicit drugs appeared at the Nausori Magistrates’ Court today before Resident Magistrate Chaitanya Lakshman.
Rakesh Charan was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamines worth $46,000 at his residence on Monday (9/05/16).
The State informed the Court that the accused has other pending cases in which he is charged with similar offences.
The State objected to bail on the grounds that the accused has re-offended whilst on bail.
The matter has been adjourned to 20 May 2016 for the matter to be called in the High Court.
The accused has been remanded in custody.
Nausori man found with k worth of methamphetamine
MAY 11, 2016 10:30am | NACANIELI TUILEVUKA
A 48-year-old man of Navuso, Nausori was found in possession of methamphetamine worth an estimated street value of $46,000.
Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said a raid was conducted after a tip-off.
NAISORO: “We received a tip off from someone. A raid was conducted by Police at his residence on Monday afternoon whereby packets of powder and white crystals were discovered. Tests conducted have since confirmed the substances to be methamphetamine.”
Naisoro said the accused has been charged with one count of ‘Unlawful possession of illicit drugs’ and will be produced in the Nausori Magistrates Court today.
Last month two men found guilty in relation to a cocaine bust in Lautoka were sentenced to fourteen years imprisonment.