20th November 03:26 PM
Nausori Magistrates Court convicts a businessman for possession of illicit drugs
By Dhanjay Deo
Friday 23/08/2019
Singh had pleaded not guilty to his charge.

The Nausori Magistrates Court has convicted a businessman for a count of possession of illicit drugs.

The court was told that Ravindra Singh had 0.2 grams of methamphetamine in his possession inside his office in Manoca, Nausori on 23rd March last year.

Singh had pleaded not guilty to his charge.

Police had also found some items in Singh’s possession that were suspected of being used to manufacture the drugs.

The court was told during the trial that when Police had told Singh that they would conduct a strip search, Singh had removed his trousers and took out a plastic containing crystals from his undergarment and handed it to police.

It was further revealed in court that Singh was shivering and had told Police that he was sorry and it was for his personal use. 

Singh was under surveillance for a month.

Singh will be sentenced on the 10th of September.

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