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Police need to be made aware of drug cases in schools

June 24, 2019 4:50 pm

The Fiji Police Force is warning schools not to deal with drugs related issues internally.

With schools around the country commemorating International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Police Chief of Operations ACP Maretino Qiolevu says there are things happening in schools that many do not know.

ACP Qiolevu says schools must understand that when it comes to drugs, the Fiji Police Force will be involved and they will come down hard on offenders.

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“There are things that are happening out there that we do not know. Now that it’s coming up – for methamphetamine and marijuana, we will be coming down hard. And our message to the schools, do not deal with it internally. Let the law handle it.”

ACP Qiolevu is also urging teachers to report any drug-related cases that happen in school.

“If there are students using it, or involved in the trafficking in the schools, let the Police know. It has to be investigated and also taken to court. And if the teachers are getting involved in trying to reconcile things and handle it internally, we will be coming down hard on them.”

ACP Qiolevu says this week, the Fiji Police Force will be taking their message of the fight against drugs to schools, homes, and the community.

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