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Police work with Fiji Corrections Service on contraband items found
By Iva Danford
Thursday 12/01/2017

Police are now working with the Fiji Corrections Service regarding the seized contraband items that were found at the Lautoka Remand Centre yesterday.

ACP Biu Matavou says a team of officers from the Lautoka Police Station have been tasked to look into the issue whereby a snap check conducted by Corrections officials found substances believed to be marijuana as well as other contraband items.

Matavou says the substances will be sent for analysis as investigations continue.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Corrections Service has confirmed that they have amicably solved an attempted hunger strike by remand prisoners at the Lautoka Remand Centre.

In a statement, the Fiji Corrections Service has stated that the attempted hunger strike was a result of a snap search by Corrections staff at the Remand Centre resulting in the confiscation of contraband items which included mobile phones and drugs.

The Fiji Corrections Service says all claims of ill‑treatment by the inmates are false and baseless.