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Airline employee charged with alleged drug trafficking to appear in High Court

April 10, 2019 7:50 am

A Fiji Airways staff will today make his first appearance at the Lautoka High Court.

40-year-old Frederick Epeli is alleged to be involved in the transportation of illicit substances onboard our national carrier

Epeli is charged with one count of unlawful importation and exportation and one count of Unlawful possession, manufacture, cultivation, and supply contrary to Section 5(b) of the Illicit Drugs Control Act 2004.

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It is alleged that Epeli and another suspect on the 23rd of December last year in Nadi, without lawful authority facilitated in exporting of two parcels weighing to the total of more than two kilos of cocaine and illicit drugs.

Also, it’s alleged on the same day, Epeli and another engaged in the dealing for the transfer, transport, supply, use, manufacture, and sale of cocaine and illicit drugs.

Epeli is currently in remand.

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