Vic man, 70, gets bail over drug charges


A prominent elderly member of Melbourne's Slavic community facing numerous drug charges has been granted bail.

Boris Trajkov, 76 has been in custody over allegedly possessing and trafficking cannabis, cultivating a commercial quantity of a narcotic plant and stealing electricity.

But Trajkov on Wednesday was granted bail in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court, pending a $2000 surety being submitted.

Under the conditions of his bail he must not leave Australia, must hand over his passport and report to Doncaster Police station three times a week.

Trajkov was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 1991 for "service to the Macedonian community" and had a hand in setting up the Victorian Multiethnic Slavic Welfare Association.

Trajkov is due back in court for a committal mention on April 4.

He is also being chased for millions in unpaid debts after the Victorian Multiethnic Slavic Welfare Association went into administration last year.