20th August 06:14 AM
Shazran Abdul Lateef and Zoe Moore remanded in custody
By Iva Danford
Tuesday 16/07/2019
[R-L] Prominent Suva lawyer Shazraan Abdul Lateef and Zoe Moore

Prominent Suva lawyer Shazran Abdul Lateef and Zoe Moore who were allegedly found with drugs have been remanded in custody.

The bail ruling will be done tomorrow in the Suva Magistrates Court.

Lateef and Moore are both charged with one count each of being found in possession of 7.89 grams of methamphetamine, one count each of being found in possession of 12.49 grams of cocaine and one count each of being found in possession of 2.5 grams of marijuana.

They were arrested following a raid at a home in Nailuva on Sunday.

Lateef is represented by  Filimoni Vosarogo and Moore is been represented by Legal Aid.

While making an oral submission for bail, Vosarogo says that these are all allegations only.

Vosarogo says that the house where the illicit drugs were found has other occupants.

He also questioned the court as to what evidence does police have against Lateef.

Vosarogo says that the charges are badly worded where it was stated that Lateef and Moore were jointly found together in possession.

He says that the prosecution cannot say that the drugs belong to Lateef because nowhere in the charges, it was stated that they were in possession of the drugs nor was it found in his room.

Moore’s lawyer also told the court that the information that the Police Prosecutor had shared that Moore has a pending case in Nasinu court of the same nature is wrong.

He says that Moore does not have a pending case of any nature.

The lawyer says that there is no reason why she should be rejected bail since this is her first court appearance with these charges.

Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Prarthna Devi objected to bail, and says that Lateef and Moore have other pending similar cases before the court.

Sergeant Devi says that the two lawyers should make a formal bail application.

The case has been adjourned to 9.30am tomorrow.

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