4 men charged with trafficking 39kg of cocaine in Fiji

Four men have appeared in a Magistrates Court in Fiji Monday charged with facilitating the export of about FJ$1.5 million (US$689,000) of cocaine to Australia.

Dutch national Marc Winston, Shaneil Autar, Roshneel Kumar and Pravishek Narayan have been charged with one count each of unlawful possession and supply of illicit drugs.

Winston and Autar have also been charged with one count of unlawful exportation of illicit drugs.

It is alleged that on 7 October 2019, Winston, Autar, Kumar and Narayan engaged in dealing with the transfer, transport, and supply of 39.36 kg of cocaine between Lautoka and Nadi.

According to FBC News, it is also alleged that on 8 October, Winston and Autar without lawful authority facilitated in the exportation of 34 parcels weighing approximately 39.36 kg of cocaine.

The lawyers for the accused applied for bail however the Magistrate refused the applications.

The case has been transferred to the Lautoka High Court and will be called on the 13 November 2019.


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