Secret recordings reveal romantic ‘steroid junkie’ sold drugs so he could buy his girlfriend an engagement ring
- Musa Forna pleaded guilty to trafficking over a two-month period in 2017
- He wanted to be able to afford an engagement ring for his girlfriend
- Forna was jailed for two years but could be released in February 2020
A bodybuilder has pleaded guilty to trafficking cocaine and ecstasy so he could buy his girlfriend an engagement ring.
Musa Forna admitted to trafficking over a two-month period in 2017 in Cairns Supreme Court on Tuesday.
The court heard audio clips in which he was heard saying he wanted to get involved in the drug trade ‘to get a ring for the missus’, according to the Cairns Post.
The discussions recorded were between Forna and his alleged dealer.
Musa Forna (pictured) pleaded guilty to trafficking over a two-month period in 2017 as the court heard audio clips of him saying he wanted to get involved ‘to get a ring for the missus’, the court heard
“You are going to make a lot of coin, bro. I can give it to you on tick; some people like to do it upfront,’ the alleged dealer was heard saying.
Forna was introduced to the encrypted messaging service Wicca and the street prices of the drugs.
He would buy cocaine for $200 per gram and pills for $9 each.
Police would later discover his Wicca account and conversation with his alleged dealer, who he nicknamed ‘D*** Nipple’.
Crown prosecutor Patrick Nevard said police don’t know the extent of Forna’s dealing due to using the encrypted service, but they believed his profits totalled $5,355.
Forna was heard on the recordings bragging about his dealing, which Mr Nevard read in court.
Mr Nevard said Forna said: ‘I can’t believe how easy it was, bro; the guys hit me up are all buying up to eight pills… I’m just doing that every day this week.’
On a secret recording Forna was heard saying: ‘I can’t believe how easy it was, bro; the guys hit me up are all buying up to eight pills… I’m just doing that every day this week.’
Forna’s home was raided in January 2018, a year after he deposited $2,300 into his alleged dealer’s PO box.
During the raid police found testosterone vials and trenbolone in a protein bucket with syringes.
Forna’s lawyer Bridie Bilic said her client came to Australia when he and his family escaped the war in Sierra Leone.
He eventually got into bodybuilding, and that was how he met his alleged dealer.
Ms Bilic said during this time he was a ‘steroid junkie’ and got out of the drug business once he realised he had exposed himself to violence and owed money.
Justice Jim Henry said Forna had ‘done a lot of growing up’ since his arrest.
Forna was jailed for two and a half years and is eligible for parole in February 2020.