26th July 06:47 PM
$6.1M worth of drugs intercepted in the past 6 months
By Semi Turaga
Thursday 18/05/2017

Thirteen cases of hard drugs amounting to more than $6.1 million dollars was intercepted by the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority Detector Dog Unit at the Nadi International Airport in the past six months.

FRCA CEO Visvanath Das says the K9 unit has also helped stop thousands of dollars from being smuggled into the country.

The K9 unit comprises of five sniffer dogs and the handlers were trained by experts from New Zealand Customs.

These dogs can detect smuggling of any illicit drugs concealed in passenger’s luggage, cargo, aircrafts, vessels and postal consignments.

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