Police continue fight against drugs
July 16, 2019 7:12 am
The Fiji Police Force will continue their efforts to address drug abuse and illicit trafficking.
34 of their officers are currently undergoing a Narcotics Law Enforcement Workshop.
Eight officers from the Shandong Narcotics Team in China are facilitating the two-week workshop.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu says with the increase in number of drug busts in recent months, the Fiji Police Force is aiming to help their officers enhance their knowledge in
the fight against drugs through this workshop.
“So we are taking like a holistic approach here from all the officers from all the units that are investigating drugs. Our drug intelligence, our enforcement people, our prosecutors also rope in our forensic so that at least all are aware of the things that are happening.”
The Chargé d’affaires of the Peoples Republic of China Huang Xuehu believes this partnership will help keep boarders safe and strengthen ties between the two countries.
“Drugs endangers peoples health, breeds crime and corruption, undermines sustainable development, endangers national security and world peace. It is a common threat to us all, drug control is common responsibility of the international community”
Meanwhile, Tudravu has stressed that they will continue training officers to counter the drug problem in Fiji