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Nine in custody following separate drug raids

January 26, 2019 4:38 pm

Nine people are in custody following separate drug operations around the country.

Police confirms two men were arrested on Koro Island in the last two days.

A 27-year-old man was allegedly found with 1.3 grams of dried leaves believed to be marijuana and a 30-year-old-man was allegedly found with a green plant weighing 738.1grams also believed to be marijuana.

In the second incident a 46-year old man was arrested in Malolo Island yesterday after he was allegedly found to be in possession of 16 plants believed to be marijuana wrapped in a black plastic while a 23-year-old man was allegedly found with 34 sachets of dried leaves suspected to be marijuana.

In the Northern Division a 36-year-old farmer of Qelewaqa was allegedly found with a clear plastic bag containing dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

In the Western division, Police raided a farm in Keiyasi, Sigatoka and uprooted 1, 050 green plants alleged to be marijuana.

Police are trying to find the owner of the farm.

Sigatoka Police conducted search on a vehicle and the driver was allegedly found with a plastic containing dried leaves suspected to be marijuana with $115.

Meanwhile, two men were arrested in Ba yesterday.

A 36-year-old market vendor was allegedly found with 89 bullets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana which was wrapped in aluminum foil and packed in a black bag and a 29-year-old farmer of Vadravadra village, Ba was allegedly found with one roll of dried leaves suspected to be marijuana.

Police also searched a taxi and allegedly found a clear plastic containing crystals and a clear plastic containing white powder.

All suspects are in police custody and drugs have been sent for analysis.