THE Taiwanese national accused of trying to export millions of dollar worth of Tubi logs will enter his plea on September 10.
This was after Crown Prosecutor Ricky Iomea on Wednesday informed the court the crown will proceed with the charge against Hsieh Chen Chin Fu.
Fu is facing one count of attempted export of prohibited goods.
He was charged under the Customs & Excise Act.
Fu’s lawyer has made a representation to the DPP’s office asking to drop the charges.
Prosecutor Iomea after confirming the Crown’s decision asked the court to adjourn the case for two weeks for plea because Fu’s lawyer was not present yesterday.
Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo granted the adjournment and told the accused to return to court on the next hearing date.
Fu was charged in relation to an allegation in 2010 when the he allegedly tried to export seven containers of Tubi logs.
The container of Tubi logs were declared as sawn timbers but customs later found the containers contained Tubi logs that are prohibited in the country.
His co-accused Teng Liu was already sentenced early this year after pleading guilty to the offence.
Desmond Nimepo of Light Lawyers is representing Fu.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN