Monday August 29th
A Tahitian body builder has received a three year suspended sentence, after being found in possession of performance enhancing drugs in New Caledonia.
Steve Wong Foe, 31, was charged by customs with one count of illegal importation and a further police charge of possession of illegal substances.
Wong Foe, who was due to compete in the Pacific Games, cried in court and said he wanted to go home.
To avoid jail, Wong Foe will be required to submit to regular drug tests and must not compete in body building during the three years.
The criminal conviction means Wong Foe will lose his job as a customs agent in Tahiti.
His lawyer, Jean Jacques Deswarte, said he will appeal.
Deswarte said the sentence was too severe, and that he believed the court was trying to make an example out of his client.
SOURCE: RADIO AUSTRALIA/PACNEWS