We're coming for you; COMPOL warns drug dealers
February 21, 2019 11:01 am
There has been significant progress made over the past few weeks to arrest those involved in the illicit drug trade.
Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho says they are cracking the network of drug-dealers in the country.
Qiliho is calling out those involved including the so-called drug lords that the Police is coming for them.
He says it has been a painstaking exercise over the past two and a half years gathering credible information to identify these culprits.
The Police Chief says he’s now confident to launch a series of operations and deal with the issue effectively.
“The government has provided me the resources, I have more land mobility assets, I have been able to hire air assets, and I’m getting my sea mobility assets as you can see in recent raids we have been utilizing the biggest police boat that we have. We’ve had a number of small police boats and are out there with faster engines for both intercept and other capabilities of search and rescue.”
He says no area will be excluded as maritime islands are also being targeted; even if it means traveling to these islands every week to deal with the issue.
“That has us worried when this goes out to these communities, how it will affect the structures of the community living where some of this places which have happened, the traditional heads and voices are not being heard because of the fear of drug lords and that’s why we’re working hard to get rid of that.”
The Police Commissioner says they’re not ruling out anyone because whoever is caught being involved in this illegal trade will be dealt with according to the provisions of the law.
He adds his biggest fear is not doing anything to curb this illegal drug trade.