More drug raids conducted by police
January 9, 2018 9:22 pm
Police continues to make numerous drug raids around the country with more information received from members of the public.
Over the last few days plants have been uprooted, parcels and sachets of dried leaves seized along with money believed to have been earned from the sale of drugs from the homes and farms of suspected dealers.
A team of officers from the Eastern Division conducted a raid at Wailailai Settlement in Naibulini, Wainibuka yesterday whereby they crossed a river and uprooted plants ranging up to three meters in height.
In the Northern Division, information received led to a raid at the home of 47-year-old farmer at Nasavu Settlement in Bua whereby sachets of substances wrapped in foil and dried leaves believed to be marijuana were seized on Monday afternoon.
In the Southern Division, a team from the Valelevu Police Station uprooted plants believed to be marijuana from a home in Newtown Settlement on Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, a 47-year-old businessman of Malolo, Nadi was arrested and charged after a raid conducted by Nadi Police last Friday resulted in the seizure of parcels of dried leaves and plants later confirmed to be marijuana.
Chief of Operations ACP Rusiate Tudravu says officers in all four divisions continue to intensify their war on drugs and the assistance shown by the public is very encouraging.
Tudravu is urging Fijians to call Crime Stoppers on 919 or any Command Centers if they have any information on the illegal drug trade.