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Bars of cocaine discovered in the Lomaiviti Group
9:39 pm GMT+12, 06/08/2018, Fiji

More bars of cocaine have been discovered in Fiji with the latest being in the Lomaiviti Group.
 
Fiji Police Spokesperson, Ana Naisoro, says that on the 31 July one bar of cocaine was found on Moturiki, while last weekend a fisherman found 35 bars of cocaine in Makogai.
 
Naisoro says the bars of cocaine found are of similar packaging as the ones found earlier.
 
She says they are expecting to find more.
 
The cost of one bar of the cocaine is estimated to be at $840,000 (US$400,000).
 
Meanwhile, the Australian couple who are alleged to have been involved in the unlawful importation of illicit drugs and ammunition in Denarau, Nadi will take their plea this month.
 
Yvette and John Nikolic are both charged with one count of unlawful importation of illicit drugs, one count of possession of illicit drugs and one count of failure to declare firearms and ammunition.
 
The prosecution today made an application at the Lautoka High Court to file the consolidated charges verbally.
 
However, defence lawyer Wasu Pillay objected to this and stated that the consolidated charges should be filed in writing.
 
The case will be called again on the 21August.
 
The couple was arrested after authorities seized 13 bricks of cocaine weighing 15 kilogrammes as well as ecstasy tablets with an estimated value of between 20 to 30 million dollars from the yacht.
 
They also found $30,000 (US$15,000) in undeclared currency, guns and ammunition on board.

SOURCE: FBC NEWS/PACNEWS


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