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Two arrested over drug find

December 18, 2016 9:15 pm

Two men have been arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle methamphetamines into Fiji.

A parcel was identified by a detector dog at the Nadi International Airport last Wednesday and tests returned positive for Methamphetamine.

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority and the Fiji Police Force decided to allow the package to continue to its intended destination to find out who the recipients were.

As a result two men were arrested in Suva on Thursday last week.

A 42 year old self-employed man and a 40 year old unemployed man both of Vatuwaqa Suva, are currently in custody after they were arrested with the parcel containing white crystal believed to be methamphetamine.

The 42 year old has been charged and will appear in court today while the second suspect has been released.

Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority Chief Executive Visvanath Das says detector dog Eto and his handler were instrumental in the arrest.

Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said this sends a strong warning to those thinking that Fiji’s borders are penetrable.

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