A man who earned $600 from selling dried sea cucumbers to an unknown Chinese man has been hit with a fine of $2,100.
Seveli Feliuai, 49, of Toamua, would not divulge the identity of the Chinese man but confirmed that he sold the dried sea cucumbers for $2 each.
When he was charged, some 431 kgs of sea cucumbers was found in his possession.
He said the Chinese man had approached him with the idea. Outside the District Court, he again refused to reveal the Chinese man’s name.