Methamphetamine drug suspect case transferred to high court
July 20, 2015 10:47 pm
A bio-security officer has been charged for his involvement in the largest seizure of methamphetamine last week.
Paula Baravilala Seru appeared at the Nadi Magistrates Court yesterday charged with Unlawful Transfer and Supply of Illicit Drugs.
His case has been transferred to the Lautoka High Court for hearing tomorrow – and he has been further remanded in custody.
Fiji and Australian authorities intercepted the consignment of methamphetamine’s worth more than $6.5 million dollars last week.
The package was initially intercepted at the Los Angeles Airport by customs officials.
Inside the package, they found 20 parcels containing methamphetamine weighing over 21 kilograms – sealed inside a pressure cooker.
Authorities followed the package right to Fiji where it was received by Seru and another accused Sosiceni Toa.
Toa also appeared in court last week on the same charge.