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Several arrests made after drug bust

February 3, 2019 7:22 am

A 45-year-old man from Tavakubu Back Road in Lautoka is in police custody after he was allegedly found in possession of 17 rolls and 9 small plastics of dried leaves suspected to be marijuana.

In another incident two men and a woman were arrested by Nadi Police in separate alleged drug related offences.

The first involved a 52-year-old man who was arrested in Nadi after he was allegedly found in possession of 20 sachets of dried leaves in a clear plastic.

The suspect remains in custody.

The second report led to the arrest of a 42-year-old woman from Nakurakura, Nadi after she was allegedly found in possession of two sachets of dried leaves wrapped in aluminum foil.

The third case involved a 42-year-old taxi driver from Nadi Town after he was allegedly found in possession with a white plastic containing white substances believed to be methamphetamine.

In Lautoka a 36-year-old man from Koya Street was arrested after he was allegedly found with 9 sachets of dried leaves.

In Tavua a 41-year-old market vendor was arrested after he was allegedly found with one sachet of dried leaves and over $150 cash.

Police in Rakiraki arrested a 28-year-old man from Namarai Village following a tip off of his alleged involvement in drug related activities.

The suspect was allegedly found with dried leaves folded in a black plastic garbage bag. He is in police custody.

At Namara, police officers uprooted 13 plants ranging from one to 1.5m with 47 branches of dried leaves wrapped in a bed sheet.

The owner of the farm is yet to be identified.

All seized drugs have been sent for analysis.