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DPP appeals sentence in $23m cocaine case

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Christopher Pryde, has decided to appeal the sentence imposed on the Australian national and Fijian man convicted in the recent $23million cocaine drug case. The two, Joseph Abourizk and Mosese Muriwaqa, were sentenced to 14 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 12 years for the unlawful possession of illicit drugs by […]

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May 24, 2016 9:50 am

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Christopher Pryde, has decided to appeal the sentence imposed on the Australian national and Fijian man convicted in the recent $23million cocaine drug case.

Joseph Abourizk outside Lautoka High Court last year. (FILE).
Joseph Abourizk outside Lautoka High Court last year. (FILE).

The two, Joseph Abourizk and Mosese Muriwaqa, were sentenced to 14 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 12 years for the unlawful possession of illicit drugs by the Lautoka High Court last month, 29th April 2016.

The Petition of Appeal was filed in the Court of Appeal Registry yesterday because the sentence of 12 years was manifestly lenient having regard to the facts and the circumstances of the case.

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