More than 2000 marijuana plants uprooted in Kadavu
February 10, 2019 9:33 am
More than 2,000 plants believed to be marijuana has been uprooted from different farms in Kadavu.
Police Spokesperson Ana Naisoro says the plants were uprooted from farms located at Nacomoto, Namajiu, Mataso, and Rakiraki villages.
Naisoro says M.V Veiqaravi was deployed to Kadavu yesterday to transport the plants believed to be marijuana to Suva for analysis.
Police says the raids have been largely due to information received from members of the public.
As part of the ongoing focus on the illicit drug trade, officers are revisiting locations known for marijuana cultivation.
The owners of the farm are known to Police and investigations continue.
In a separate incident, a market vendor’s home located at Cakobau Road in Vunimono, Nausori was raided and a clear plastic bottle containing dried leaves believed to be marijuana was discovered.
The leaves have been sent for analysis while the 40-year-old suspect is in custody.
A taxi driver is also in police custody as he was caught with a small clear plastic containing white crystals which was later tested positive to be methamphetamine.
He was caught along Barara, Queens Road on Friday
Meanwhile, the 50-year-old suspect who was taken in following a raid in Drauniivi village remains in custody as investigation continues.