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Fijians need to be protected from lawbreakers: PM

June 12, 2019 5:12 pm

With around $100 million worth of drugs seized at our borders since 2017, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has emphasized on the need to protect Fijians from lawbreakers.

He made those comments while commissioning the latest Non-Intrusive Inspection X-Ray Technology at the Suva Wharf this morning.

“We need to protect our people from the devastating impact that illegal flows of trade particularly that of hard drugs can have on the society’s development. There is an enormous body of evidence that shows when drugs pass through a nation borders innocent people become the victims. Young people get access to hardcore drugs placing them one bad decision away from destroying their entire lives.”

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The Prime Minister says this latest high tech mobile equipment will strengthen law enforcement at ports of entry.

“Equipped with this new technology we will be able to quickly scan loads of cargoes containers or pallets without having to actually open them up making clearance more accurate by reducing human error and more efficient faster clearance.”

The Non-Intrusive Inspection X-Ray equipment was donated by the Chinese Government.

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