26th August 01:30 PM
Ledua who allegedly imported methamphetamine remanded in custody
By Semi Turaga
Monday 15/07/2019
Mereseini Asinate Luisa Ledua before appearing in the Suva Magistrates Court

Mereseini Asinate Luisa Ledua who allegedly imported 101.4 grams of methamphetamine has been remanded in custody by the Suva Magistrates Court.

She was arrested last Friday after picking up the parcel at the Suva Post Office.

The drugs were concealed inside a bottle of peanut butter which was sent from America.

The methamphetamine was valued at $115,000.

Ledua works as a clerical officer for a construction company in Nadi.

Magistrate Prakash has requested for a formal bail application saying the court needs to make an informed decision on whether to consider bail or not.

The Prosecution has not objected to bail but have requested for strict bail conditions.

The Legal Aid lawyer informed court that Ledua was willing to surrender her passport and was in a position to provide cash bail.

Magistrate Prakash also said this was a Category 2 offence.

This means Ledua could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Ledua is charged with one count of Unlawful Possession of Illicit Drugs and one count of Unlawful Importation of Illicit Drugs.

The case has been adjourned to Wednesday.

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