8 questioned on alleged drug deal
Eight people are currently being questioned following a raid conducted yesterday in Vo Street, Valelevu, Nasinu.
A team of officers from the Southern Division and K9 Unit carried out the raid at a home whereby dried leaves packed in plastic, wrapped in foil and believed to be marijuana were seized.
Money was also seized from the home and investigations will also be looking at those arrested at the scene who would have had knowledge of the offence taking place.
Once again the raid is an outcome of information received about the alleged drug related activities a positive indication that people are willing to work with Police to put a stop to these activities.
People are encourage that those with information about drug related activities or any form of criminal activity to contact Crime Stoppers on 919.
Source: Police Media Cell
Police uproot 54 suspected marijuana plants
There has been yet another successful raid within two days by the officers at the Labasa Police Station.
Yesterday, they raided a farm where they uprooted 54 plants believed to be marijuana.
This was confirmed by Police spokesperson, Ana Naisoro.
“The plants ranging from one to 60 centimetres were uprooted at a farm in Vunicuicui outside Labasa Town,” Ms Naisoro said.
“The owner of the farm is not known and investigations continue.”
Meanwhile, Ms Naisoro said later yesterday afternoon, a Labasa Police officer searched a 29-year-old farmer of Siberia while he was in Labasa Town.
“The officer found on him three sachets and some loose dried leaves believed to be marijuana,” Ms Naisoro said.
“The farmer is in Police custody.”
As for the four suspects who were arrested during the three drug raids at Tacilevu in Cakaudrove on March 14, they were still in Police custody.
This was confirmed by Ms Naisoro.
Edited by Caroline Ratucadra