A Quarantine Officer convicted of smuggling “ice” into the country has been jailed for three years and eight months.
The sentence for the 45-year-old father of two from Vaiala, Junior Patau was handed down by Justice Pierre Slicer in the Supreme Court yesterday.
Patau was convicted for unlawful possession of a narcotic.
“The offender was a Quarantine Officer with many years of service,” Justice Slicer said. “He was familiar with the personnel, practice and procedures as sociated with importation by sea and air.”