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SUVA, Fiji (December 8, 2000 - Fiji's Daily Post/PINA Nius Online)---Being on the hit lists of overseas drug lords has kept a Suva restaurant owner from being granted bail.

Tak Sang Hao, also known as Bill Hao, and charged in connection with the heroin drug bust in late October, has again been denied bail by Justice Sermon for safety reasons.

The court heard that Hao is in danger of being assassinated by those involved in the drug ring.

Heroin, estimated to have a street value of F$ 100 million (US$ 45.6 million), was seized from Hao's Ming Palace Restaurant and a Namadi Heights home in October of this year.

The drugs apparently were on their way to Australia at the time of the Olympic games when they were delayed here as a result of martial law being declared during the May 19 coup attempt.

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