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Police seize dried leaves believed to be marijuana

February 5, 2019 12:55 pm

Police conducted a raid whereby nine plants and two parcels of dried leaves wrapped in paper believed to be marijuana were seized.

The raid was conducted at a house and farm in Sawani, Nausori yesterday.

The 39-year-old suspect is in police custody while the seized plants have been sent for analysis.

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Meanwhile, in Rakiraki police searched the house of a 35-year-old farmer of Rokovuaka Village yesterday and found dried leaves wrapped in paper with 13 green plants ranging from 70cm – 150cm.

The drugs have been sent for analysis while investigations continue.

And in the North, Labasa market police arrested a 26-year-old farmer of Nasekula Village after he was allegedly found in possession of 14 sachets of dried leaves suspected to be marijuana.

And while on routine patrols through Labasa town, police searched a 35- year-old carpenter also from Nasekula Village and allegedly found dried leaves inside a clear plastic suspected to be marijuana.

Both arrests were made yesterday and the suspects are in custody while the drugs have been sent for analysis.

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