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Police monitor new drug peddling trends

November 11, 2017 7:23 pm

Gone are the days of scruffy looking drug pushers and big clandestine labs that secretly manufacture drugs.

Police Commissioner, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho, says there’s a new trend of drug pushers around the country and the public needs to be aware of this.
He says the Police Force is keeping a close watch as they raid homes and arrest people allegedly involved in drug related activities.

“It’s not pushed by the dirty looking-thuggish looking pusher. These are pushed by well-dressed people in vehicles, they’re more mobile and the modus operandi in drugs has also changed.”

Qiliho adds they have put in an extra effort this year to arrest drug peddlers while closely monitoring the emerging trends.

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He says the number of people involved in drugs is a huge concern.

“Every day we take people in in regards to drugs either its uprooting plants or we’re catching pushers or even catching users in possession of drugs. There’s not a day we have gone by without an issue of drugs in our situational reports which is a huge concern.”

A recent raid conducted at the home of a thirty-three-year old self-employed man of Nakasi resulted in the seizure of white crystals believed to be methamphetamine and apparatus allegedly used for manufacturing the drugs.

Officers discovered a plastic containing sachets of dried leaves hidden under a drain pipe in the second raid.

The leaves have been sent for analysis.

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