January 31, 2017 3:47 pm

Massive jail terms for men in Fiji’s biggest marijuana case

Waisake Kaloulia and Kaminieli Naqeleca, who were convicted for unlawful cultivation of illicit drugs, have been sentenced to 19 years and 18 years imprisonment respectively.

The two men were found guilty by the Suva High Court for unlawfully cultivating 484 plants of Cannabis Sativa weighing 160.6 kilogrammes in Wanibuka, Tailevu in 2015.

This is the largest amount of cannabis seized in a single raid in Fiji.

Justice Salesi Temo sentenced Waisake Kaloulia to 19 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 15 years and Kaminieli Naqeleca to 18 years with a non-parole period of 15 years.

Both men have 30 days to appeal to the Court of Appeal.