Suspected Police mole under investigation
February 23, 2019 8:15 am
Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho
In yet another shocking revelation, a Police officer has come under the radar for his alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade.
Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho has confirmed to FBC News that an officer is now being investigated on suspicion that he may be a mole tipping off a drug dealer.
Qiliho says he will ensure tough action is taken as a warning to others tempted to follow suit.
“Yes, we’re currently investigating one of our officers who is a close accomplice of a high profile figure who was charged recently in regards to hard drugs and this is the type of action we will take on moles within the police force. We’ve looked at pictures and other issues in regards to their closeness that I think and I strongly feel that he has compromised his position as a police officer in his involvement with this particular person.”
The Police Commissioner says the public has recently been more forthcoming about drug-related tips because the Force has gotten rid of corrupt officers.
However, it’s moles within the force who are being blamed for betraying the trust of the public.
“I will not condone classified information that have come to us being divulged to the perpetrators. Before the people were worried because some of the information they shared with us in confidence went to the perpetrators again or the drug dealers and the drug dealers knew who passed on the information. And I’ve made myself on that and I will not condone dirty cops who will do that and I will have them removed because they have betrayed the trust of the people of Fiji who have provided us the information to be able to make Fiji safer.”
He says drug dealers have the money to buy weak officers and some have been dismissed in the past so it shouldn’t be a surprise if there are a few more dismissed in the future.