More than 2,000 plants believed to be marijuana has been uprooted from various farms in Kadavu.
Police say the plants were uprooted from farms located in the villages of Nacomoto, Namajiu, Mataso and Rakiraki.
They say as part of the ongoing focus on the illicit drug trade, officers are revisiting locations known to be marijuana cultivation areas.
Police say the M.V Veiqaravi was deployed to Kadavu yesterday to transport the plants believed to be marijuana to Suva for analysis.
Police confirm that they know the owners of the farm as they continue investigations.
Meanwhile, the Eastern Division operations team conducted a raid at the home of a market vendor located at Cakobau Road in Vunimono, Nausori where they found dried leaves believed to be marijuana in a plastic bottle.
They say the leaves have been sent for analysis while the 40-year-old suspect is in custody.
In another case, a taxi driver has been charged with one count of possession of illicit drugs after he was allegedly found with a small plastic containing white crystals which was later tested positive to be methamphetamine.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.