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Bail granted to disgraced RL star

Jamil Hopoate has been granted bail, despite his alleged role in importing 514kg of cocaine.

Brother and Canterbury star Will, promised $200,000 in surety for former NRL star Brisbane Bronco Jamil as the latter is to be released into his father’s care, the Daily Mail has reported.

There had been great opposition to his release with Hopoate also on bail for another unrelated matter when he committed the alleged crime.

Crown prosecutor David Laird said Hopoate had gone to a truck ‘”in circumstances where it’s demonstrably obvious that he believed there was a prohibited drug inside that truck”.

Justice Elizabeth Fullerton had postponed her bail decision overnight after Hopoate’s barrister Greg James QC argued the charge his client faced was complicated by the fact he was found with fake cocaine.

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