Bail for alleged Fraser Coast ice trafficker

A MAN accused of trafficking ice on the Fraser Coast swore to the court that he had never been convicted of breaching bail before, but was proved wrong at Brisbane Supreme Court.

Narayan Rodwell, 26, is accused of trafficking meth between August 2015 and February this year, and on Thursday he applied for bail.

During the bail hearing, evidence was tendered to the court, including a sworn affidavit from Mr Rodwell.

Justice Martin Burns said Mr Rodwell claimed he had never been convicted of breaching bail, but his criminal history showed this was incorrect.

Mr Burns said Mr Rodwell had twice been convicted of breaching bail, in 2012 and 2014.

"He's telling the court on oath that he hasn't been convicted, when in fact there is at least two," Mr Burns said.

Despite this, Mr Burns granted him bail.

He said the allegations were serious but Mr Rodwell had never been jailed and was willing to abide by conditions.

Mr Rodwell's criminal history was also raised.

Justice Burns said it was concerning that Mr Rodwell's sworn affidavit also claimed his criminal history was minor.

"He's accumulating a number of offences," Justice Burns said.

It was an appropriate case to grant bail, he said.

"However, I stress that my satisfaction in that regard is only reached because of the very stringent conditions that are proposed."

The conditions include abiding by a curfew, reporting to police and being drug tested.

Mr Rodwell was charged alongside others, including former Miss Australia International Felicia Djamirze and her finance Dean Grant O'Donnell.

- ARM NEWSDESK



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