Men on trial over drugs

Three men who were arrested on Jan 1 this year will stand trial at the Boroko District Court next Wednesday over allegations of being in possession of dangerous drugs.

Malibu Tu, 29, from Laiagam, Enga Province, 25-year-old Kelly Ango of Pamas Wabag, Enga Province and 23-year-old Nelson Albert of Tari, Hela Province appeared in court on Friday.

They were arrested and charged with being in possession of dangerous drugs, under Section 3(1)(d) of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

They pleaded not guilty to allegations they had 13 packs of marijuana rolls on them, on Jan 1, 2017 at Henoa Drive, Five-Mile. The packs have a street value at K1 each.

One of the defendants, Albert told the court he was not with the group at the time of the arrest however Magistrate Maristella Painap said his side of the story will be heard by the court at the time of the trial.

All three defendants are being kept in police custody.


Sally Pokiton