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4 Arrested in Drug Related Offences in Separate Incidents

Four people were arrested over the week by Fiji Police over drug related offences in separate incidents in various division.

SOUTHERN DIVISION

A 28 year old unemployed man was arrested along Queen Elizabeth Drive on Friday morning after a team of officers who were on mobile patrol found white substances believed to be methamphetamine.

The suspect was found inside his vehicle and upon searching, officers found small clear plastic bags containing white substances believed to be methamphetamine.

The suspect remains in custody

In another arrest also made along Queen Elizabeth Drive the same morning, a 28year old bus driver was found with clear plastics containing white substances believed to be methamphetamine.

Also seized were smoking apparatuses, and dried leaves believed to be marijuana hidden inside his underwear.

The suspect remains in custody.

NORTHERN DIVISION

A police officer arrested a 24year old farmer on Friday afternoon at Nailawa in Labasa after he was found with sachets of dried leaves wrapped in aluminium foil believed to be marijuana.

On Saturday a team of officers during another mop up exercise conducted in Kanakana Hills uprooted more than120 green plants believed to be marijuana ranging from 40cm.

The owner of the farm is yet to be determined.

WESTERN DIVISION

In Malamala, Nadi a team of officers raided the house of a 62 year old farmer on Friday farmer and found dried leaves in a white sack, heaps of dried leaves wrapped in newspaper believed to be marijuana and cash.

Another search was conducted at the suspect’s farm whereby plants ranging from 10cm to 50cm was uprooted from his vegetable farm and from his sugarcane field.

Suspect remains in custody.

In Tavua Town, officers on patrol arrested 2 men aged 25 and 30 years from Dawasamu, Tailevu for allegedly being in possession of some dried leaves wrapped in newspaper and aluminium foil all believed to be marijuana.

Both remain in custody.


Source: Fiji Police Force

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