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Couple to face court for drug charges

October 15, 2018 12:56 am

A couple will be produced at the Suva Magistrates Court today after they were found with more than 400 grams of methamphetamine.

The two are alleged to have imported the illicit drug sometime between the 10th and the 13th of this month.

Police say the initial discovery was made by a Customs officer at the Nadi International Airport when he noticed a suspicious package that arrived from the United States which contained items for a baby.

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Upon further analysis, two bottles were found containing plastics with white powder which later tested positive as methamphetamine.

The first suspect is a woman in her 20’s who picked up the parcel from Raiwaqa and informed officers that she was picking up the items on behalf of her husband.

The two have been jointly charged with one count of unlawful importation of illicit drugs while the woman faces an additional count of unlawful possession of illicit drugs.

The two will be produced in court this afternoon.

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