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Communities In The North Warned After Ice Found In Hotel

Communities In The North Warned After Ice Found In Hotel
September 03
11:10 2018

Communities in the Northern Division have been urged to work together and join the fight against illicit drugs.

The call came from Divisional Police Commander Northern Senior Superintendent Eparama Waqa after Police officers seized packets of methamphetamine from a Labasa hotel last Monday.

The seizure also led to the detention of three men alleged to be involved in the discovery of the illicit drug.

SSP Waqa said the three men were taken into Police custody after a search at the hotel, which resulted in the discovery of the drugs also known as “ice”.

However, the number of packets that contained the drug is not known and Police have not revealed the name of the hotel.

It is understood that the three are qualified professionals from Suva.

“The three came in from Suva and were staying at the hotel and we believe they spent the weekend at the hotel as well,” SSP Waqa said.

“Police received a tip-off and our team was sent to the hotel to conduct a raid after which they found the drugs and the three men are in our custody.

“We have sent the powdered substance for tests and are awaiting results.” He warned about the dangers of methamphetamine.

“The consequences of being involved with this ice trade is extensive and affects ourselves, our families and our children who should be protected,” SSP Waqa said.

“Parents play a vital role and need to talk to their children about the consequences involved and ensure that their children stay away from drugs.

“We have conducted drug awareness programmes in schools and communities and are willing to visit groups that ask for their assistance in this area.”

SSP Waqa declined to comment further, saying investigations were continuing. Edited by Epineri Vula

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