ABU DHABI: Dubai customs arrested Nadi businessman Mohammed Shaheed Khan, 40, a joint Australian and Fijian citizen, on a charge of importing the drugs.
Mr Khan was denied bail and name suppression was also refused, and he has been remanded in custody until January 14.
Acting Police Commissioner Isikeli Vuniwaqa said the interception of the drugs, on Lautoka wharf, was the result of work by the police and the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority.
The agencies are now working with authorities in Thailand, Laos and Australia.Mr Vuniwaqa said the heroin was heading to another country.Let this be a warning to those thinking that Fiji is a country that you can use to trade or to transship drugs,” he said. “Think again, as we are closely monitoring our borders.”