14 brown parcels discovered in the Yasawa group
September 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Fourteen brown parcels believed to contain cocaine were discovered in the Yasawa Group this week.
The discovery was made last weekend.
The first discovery of ten parcels were made by three people who were on their way to collect seaweed.
The second discovery of two parcels were made by a farmer who was returning from his farm while the other two parcels were found by a man on the beach.
All had similar brown packaging with the picture of a buffalo.
Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho says investigations are underway with the help by the Fijian Navy and Australian authorities.
Qiliho says this will help in identifying other likely places the parcels could be found.
Equipment believed to have initially stored the parcels have been discovered in one of the outer islands and with the discoveries being made in different locations across the country.
The public are advised to call the toll free number 3318 529 if they have made similar discoveries or know if anyone is selling the illicit substances.