Two charged with possession


TWO elderly men in Mt Hagen city, Western Highlands, have denied cultivating and possessing marijuana and possessing ammunition.
Thomas Kopon, 45, from the North Waghi district in Jiwaka, and John Koke, 43, from Kewamugl village in the Kerowaghi district of Chimbu, appeared in the Mt Hagen District Court from police custody yesterday.
They were arrested on Thursday at Warakum in Mt Hagen city.
Koke was charged with one count of planting 20 marijuana plants.
Kopon was charged with possession of ammunitions, planting 20 marijuana plants and possession of two branches of dried marijuana.
They denied the charges and told the court that where the illegal drugs and ammunitions were found.
Magistrate Jacinta Doa told the two defendants that the court would not allow them bail because of the big quantity of drug and ammunition confiscated from them.

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