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Carpenter arrested for allegedly planting marijuana in rice cooker

May 19, 2019 4:14 pm

Police last week arrested three men from the North alleged to be involved in drug cultivation and drug possession.

The first, a 32-year-old carpenter from Mataqere Road in Daku, Savusavu was found with eight plants believed to be marijuana planted in a rice cooker.

This was discovered after a team of officers searched his house following a tip-off.

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The plants that were seized are yet to be analyzed.

The suspect was questioned and released as investigation continues.

In another incident last Friday, a 24-year-old man from Soasoa was arrested in Labasa town after he was found with sachets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

Police interviewed the suspect and released him while the leaves have been sent for analysis.

The third arrest took place in Vunivau, Labasa when a 26-year-old farmer from Tunuloa, Cakaudrove was taken into custody after he was found with bullets of dried leaves.

Upon his arrest, he was also found with some dried seedlings wrapped in plastic all believed to be marijuana.

The suspect has been released as the seized drugs await the analysis report.

Investigation continues.

 

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