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Assaulting Police Officers Is A Serious Crime, Two Arrested In Tailevu

Members of the public have been warned to stop assaulting Police officers. Chief Intelligence and Investigations, ACP Vakacegu Toduadua said it is a serious crime to do so. His warning
07 Jan 2019 10:48
Assaulting Police Officers Is A Serious Crime, Two Arrested In Tailevu

Members of the public have been warned to stop assaulting Police officers.

Chief Intelligence and Investigations, ACP Vakacegu Toduadua said it is a serious crime to do so.

His warning comes are two suspects were arrested in Tailevu yesterday after allegedly assaulting a Police officer based at the Korovou Police Station.

The suspects had tore the police officer’s uniform and reflector vest whilst the officer was trying to wake up a man lying in the middle of the road.

Both accused were drunk and are now in police custody.

“Don’t underestimate your police officers, if you commit such crime we will hunt you down and bring you to justice,” ACP Toduadua said.

In another incident, a police officer based at the Vunidawa Police Station was stoned while he was attending to a report of causing a disturbance on December 30, 2018.

The officer received injuries to his leg and was later treated at the Vunidawa Hospital.

Police officers from Vunidawa arrested three suspects who were later were charged and will be produced in the Nausori Magistrates Court today.

 
Drugs Arrest

Eastern Division Drugs team arrested 43-year-old man of Visama, Nausori yesterday after he was found in possession of 4 sachets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana.  The dried leaves have yet to be analyzed.

In Nadi, officers from the Police Special Responses Unit stopped and searched a vehicle in Namaka Police Station compuond yesterday and found dried leaves believed to be marijuana with 1 plastic containing white substance suspected to be hard drugs.

The suspect is a 28-year-old man of Wailoaloa Nadi who is in police custody whilst the dried leaves and white substance have yet to be analyzed.

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