18th October 01:58 AM
More than $650,000 worth of drugs seized in November
By Dhanjay Deo
Sunday 03/12/2017
Random checks conducted today by Western Division personnel at Vunato focusing on traffic and drugs. Similar checkpoints are being erected throughout the four policing Divisions

The estimated value of the drugs seized last month which includes methamphetamine and marijuana from all four divisions is estimated to be more than $650,000.

Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho has confirmed this saying a total of 59 people were arrested and produced in court for their alleged involvement in drug-related activities during the month of November.

He says they had anticipated the increased activity hence the aggressive approach towards the involvement of those involved in the illegal trade and this will continue throughout the month of December.

Eleven arrests were made in the Eastern Division, with 17 in the South, 9 in the North and 22 in the West.

Qiliho says towards the end of last week,  a woman was arrested following the discovery of white crystal substances believed to be methamphetamine.

A task force from the Southern Division executed the arrest at Cobert Avenue in Navuso on Thursday night.

In the last 24 hours, more seizures continue as people were found with parcels, rolls and plants from all four divisions and task forces continue to erect snap checkpoints throughout any given 24 hour period.

Qiliho adds their divisional task forces are working together to ensure criminal elements are not able to conduct their illegal trade in their respective area of operations.

He is urging members of the public not to allow those in the illegal trade to profit of other’s misfortune and if they have any information, they should contact Police.

Qiliho stresses that people should not be discouraged by critics who say that the war on drugs is a losing battle because the removal of one person involved in the drug trade is a major victory in itself.

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