A joint investigation between the Fiji Police Force and New Zealand Police has resulted in the successful conviction and sentencing of a prominent local businessman, Umarji Aiyaz Mohammed Musa.
Police Chief of Intelligence and Investigations, ACP Sakeo Raikaci confirms Umarji was the mastermind behind a syndicate importing and exporting illicit drugs throughout the Pacific and with four other associates now all convicted and sentenced.
fijivillage News has received confirmation that Umarji appeared in the Auckland District Court on Wednesday 9th August 2023 for sentencing regarding his involvement in three separate drug importations into New Zealand in 2017.
Umarji has been sentenced to four years and will serve his term of imprisonment in New Zealand.
Police confirmed last year that there was an Interpol red notice out against Umarji who is the owner of a large warehouse and pharmaceutical chain in Fiji.
There were allegations against Umarji in relation to the manufacture of illicit drugs.
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