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Duo in court for $15 million cocaine bust

July 17, 2015 7:05 am

Two men appeared in the Lautoka Magistrate Court this afternoon after they were found with about 50 kilograms of cocaine.

Australian national Joseph Nayek Nabourizk and Josese Muriwaqa are each charged with one count of unlawful possession of illicit drugs.

State lawyers asked Magistrate Salakubou Raramasi that due to the serious nature of the case, it be transferred to the High Court.

The request was granted and the two men have been further remanded.
The case will be called in the High Court on the 7th of August.

The cocaine – valued at over $15 million was seized from the vehicle the two men were traveling in near Vuda Marina on Monday afternoon.