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Drugs hidden inside a bottle of peanut butter

July 12, 2019 4:45 pm

A woman has been arrested for allegedly importing 115 grams of Methamphetamine through Parcel Post.

The drugs which were concealed inside a bottle of peanut butter arrived from the United States of America to Nadi on Wednesday and was addressed to a local.

Customs Officers at the Parcel Post scanned the consignment and discovered the white powder which later tested positive for Methamphetamine.

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Fiji Revenue and Customs Service Chief Executive Visvanath Das says the parcel was then sent to the Suva Post office through controlled delivery and officers arrested the woman when she went to pick-up the item.

Das adds that the estimated cost of Methamphetamine is $115,000 with the social cost associated to be around $210,000.

He commended FRCS officers for carrying out their duties diligently and has reminded them to stay vigilant at all times – to foil attempts by drug smugglers.

Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho says he is pleased that the partnership with other law enforcement agencies continues to produce results.

Qiliho says every seizure counts, adding that if Police are able to prevent one more innocent life from the harmful effects of drugs – that in itself is a major victory.

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