Justin Ho's lawyer not happy with DPP
April 26, 2019 10:50 am
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution has requested the Lautoka high court seven more days to respond to an alleged airline drug smuggler’s bail application.
Justin Ho is alleged to have without lawful authority facilitated in exporting two parcels weighing more than two kilograms of cocaine and illicit drugs on December 23rd, last year.
It’s also alleged on the same day, the 28-year-old along with an accomplice engaged in the dealing for the transfer, transport, supply, use, manufacture, and sale of cocaine and illicit drugs.
Defense Lawyer Wasu Pillay argued that the DPP had ample time to respond to Ho’s bail application as 16 days were initially given to respond.
Pillay told the court that the DPP should explain why it’s taking so long.
However, this was disregarded by the Judge allowing the State seven more days to respond.
In light of his application, the alleged drug smuggler was not present in court due to a misunderstanding.
Ho is charged with one count of unlawful importation and exportation.
He’s also facing one count of Unlawful possession, manufacture, cultivation, and supply contrary to Section 5(b) of the Illicit Drugs Control Act 2004.
He has been further remanded and will reappear next Thursday.