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Police cracks down on drug offenders

September 4, 2019 4:35 pm

Police conducted a raid at the home of a 34-year-old IT Technician of Nakasi yesterday and found two clear plastics containing white crystals believed to be methamphetamine.

The raid was a result of information received from the public.

The suspect remains in custody as investigators await the analysis results.

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Meanwhile, several arrests were made in the Southern Division as officers continue to receive support on the current efforts on the war on drugs.

A 25-year-old man of Vatuwaqa was arrested following a raid at his house where officers discovered pot plants containing plants believed to be marijuana, while a 37-year-old bowser attendant at Kinoya was also arrested after he was found with sachets of dried leaves wrapped with aluminum foil also believed to be marijuana and more than $600 cash.

Officers also raided a house in Valelevu and seized a clear plastic containing dried leaves, and bottles containing more than 100 sachets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

The owner of the house is in custody awaiting test results.

In Nadi, a house belonging to a 50-year-old woman was raided at Waikamu Sub Division where officers discovered a plastic containing more than 120 sachets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

The woman and a 27-year-old man have both been arrested and are in custody awaiting analysis results.

A 49-year-old man was arrested following a raid at his farm in Nakorotubu, Ra where more than 200 plants believed to be marijuana were uprooted following a tip-off from members of the public.

The suspect is in police custody

Meanwhile, two men both aged 45-years were also arrested from V.M Pillay Road in Lautoka after they were allegedly found with more than 20 sachets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

In the Northern Division, a team of officers raided a farm belonging to a 26-year-old man of Vuniyasawa village and found buckets of green plants believed to be marijuana.

The suspect is yet to be interviewed and plants will be sent for analysis.

 

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