22nd September 10:58 AM
Prosecution asks Judge to impose 14-years sentence for 3 men convicted of cultivating marijuana
By Vijay Narayan and Semi Turaga
Wednesday 16/08/2017
From left: Suliasi Bola, Elisio Tukana and Mikaele Raivasi.

The prosecution has asked High Court Judge Justice Salesi Temo to impose a sentence of 14-years imprisonment for the three men that were found guilty of cultivating marijuana in Rakiraki village in Kadavu.

In their sentencing submission, the prosecution asked Justice Temo to impose a sentence at the higher end of the tariff to act as a warning.

The prosecution said they considered the three men’s complete disregard for the law as aggravating factors as well as the amount of marijuana plants that were seized.

 

Suliasi Bola, Elisio Tukana and Mikaele Raivasi will be sentenced today.

They were each charged with a count of unlawful cultivation of illicit drugs.

They planted over 950 marijuana plants which weighed 134.2kg.

The incident happened in December 2015.

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