Suva lawyer on drug charges further remanded

Suva lawyer Shazran Abdul Lateef. Picture: FT FILE

SUVA lawyer Shazran Abdul Lateef has been further remanded by the Suva Magistrates Court today.

Mr Lateef represented himself in the matter and filed a fresh bail application.

The court heard that this was the third time he had applied for bail.

State lawyer Sujata Lodhia sought time to file a bail response before next Tuesday.

Mr Lateef is charged with a count each of unlawful possession of illicit drugs and breach of bail conditions.

He was allegedly found with white substances weighing 0.63 grams, which later tested positive for methamphetamine and dried leaves that tested positive for marijuana, following a raid at his house on August 14.

The trial date has been fixed for January next year.

The matter has been adjourned to October 23 for the bail hearing.

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