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Drug related offences are on the rise: Magistrate Prakash

November 14, 2018 11:36 pm

Suva Magistrate Deepika Prakash says that drug related offences are on the rise.

Magistrate Prakash made the statement while sentencing a young man to 31 months’ imprisonment for one count of unlawful possession of illicit drugs.

She says the quantity of drugs found on 21-year-old, Tumeli Senuku shows that it was not intended for personal consumption.

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Senuku had pleaded guilty to the charge.

The court heard that on 5th September this year, he had 979.8 grams of illicit drugs in his possession.

The 21-year-old told the court that he is single and earns $300 per week.
He also sought forgiveness.

The Magistrate refused to suspend his sentence.

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