Drug dealer appears in court

The Eastern Highlands man detained by NCD police over the weekend with 30kg of marijuana appeared at the Boroko District court today.

The 40 year old man was charged for being in possession of dangerous drugs.

Paul David from Eastern Highlands Province was caught with 30 kilograms of marijuana on Saturday at six mile.

According to police, they got hold of David following a chain of arrests.

 Police reported that they apprehended one of David’s dealers at the Erima Flyover bridge who led them to him.

The dealer was caught when police busted three Primary school students smoking the drug under the fly over.

The students upon questioning gave led the police to the dealer who then gave David up.

Police reported that the marijuana was brought in from Eastern Highlands Province.

Meantime, at the Boroko District Court today, the 40 year old man admitted to the offence of being in possession of dangerous drugs.

Marijuana is considered a dangerous drug as per section 3, 1, D of the Dangerous Drug Act.

The matter has been since adjourned to Tuesday July 18th  for submission on sentence and sentencing.


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Charmaine Poriambep