June 22, 2017 5:04 pm

Lautoka businessman cleared of bullets possession

The Director of Public Prosecution today withdrew the case against a Lautoka businessman believed to be associated with the discovery of 179 rounds of live M16 bullets on January 1 this year.

The DPP, Christopher Pryde filed the Nolle Prosequi in the Lautoka Magistrates Court today.

Aiyaz Mohammed Mussa Umarji was charged with one count of "Possession of Arms and Ammunition without a license".
Aiyaz Mohammed Mussa Umarji was charged with one count of “Possession of Arms and Ammunition without a license”.

Umarji, 40, of Simla Lautoka and Naushad Ali, 30, of Kashmir, Lautoka were charged in January.  The charge against Ali, Umarji’s employee, will be heard next week.