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Police seize 4000 plants believed to be Marijuana in Kadavu

January 16, 2018 5:48 am

Two men believed to be involved in the cultivation of the illicit drugs are under arrest and are being questioned at the Vunisea Police Station.

Kathrin Krishna reports:

“This is after close to 4000 plants were uprooted from a farm in Levuka, Yale while drug raids continue on the Island of Kadavu. Chief of Operations ACP Rusiate Tudravu said that 20 officers from the police special response unit were deployed last Saturday to assist officers on the island after they were attacked and threatened during another raid. ACP Rusiate Tudravu said that he will be visiting the villages and speaking to respective Turaga-ni-Koros and elders to reaffirm the Police’s commitment in working together and ensuring the protection of communities. In another raid at Nukuvou, Nakasaleka, the suspect was found cultivating 30 plants which were seized. The suspect is being questioned. The two suspects arrested in the first raid are from Rewa and Wainibuka, Tailevu and ACP Tudravu says that he would talk to the village heads and Tura-ni-Koro’s to be more vigilant. Meanwhile an analyst from Police is also on the island to identify the seized plants.”

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