27th May 11:54 PM
Fiji Police Force's war on drugs continues
By Lena Reece
Wednesday 10/01/2018

The Fiji Police Force's war on drugs continues to gain momentum as members of the public show their support in eradicating the illegal trade from their communities.

Police Chief of Operations ACP Rusiate Tudravu says that over the last few days, plants have been uprooted, parcels and sachets of dried leaves seized and money believed to have been earned from the sale of drugs seized from the homes and farms of suspected dealers.

Tudravu also highlighted that yesterday a team of officers from the Eastern Division conducted an early morning raid at Wailailai Settlement in Naibulini, Wainibuka where they had to cross a river and uproot 16 plants ranging up to 3 metres in height.

He adds that in the Northern Division, information received led to a raid at the home of a 47-year-old farmer at Nasavu Settlement in Bua where sachets of substances wrapped in foil and dried leaves believed to be marijuana were seized on Monday afternoon.

Tudravu says that in the Southern Division after information was received, a team from the Valelevu Police Station uprooted plants believed to be marijuana from a home in Newtown Settlement on Sunday morning.

He says that last Friday a 47-year-old businessman of Malolo, Nadi was arrested and charged after a raid conducted by Nadi Police resulted in the seizure of parcels of dried leaves and plants later confirmed to be marijuana.

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