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1300 ‘Marijuana’ Plants Found In Kadavu

More than 1300 plants believed to be marijuana was uprooted from a farm in Naikorokoro Village in Kadavu. This followed Day Three of Operation Sasamaki yesterday. A suspect has been
17 Jan 2015 12:11
1300 ‘Marijuana’ Plants Found In Kadavu
Plants believed to marijuana uprooted from a farm in Naikorokoro Village in Kadavu. Photo: POLICE MEDIA CELL

More than 1300 plants believed to be marijuana was uprooted from a farm in Naikorokoro Village in Kadavu.

This followed Day Three of Operation Sasamaki yesterday. A suspect has been arrested as investigations continue.

Police chief of operations Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu said a 20-year-old woman of Yale Village in Kadavu was arrested on Thursday after items found in her possession were alleged to have been bought from money earned from the sale of marijuana.

He said about $4000  worth of household items were also seized from her home and her husband is wanted for arrest following a raid on their farm on Wednesday where 429 plants believed to be marijuana was uprooted.

She has been questioned and released.

Mr Tudravu said three people were arrested yesterday for their alleged involvement in the cultivation of marijuana.

“A 45-year-old farmer of Solodamu Village, Tavuki was arrested when dried leaves and seeds believed to be marijuana was found in his possession. In another incident a 34-year-old farmer of Nabukelevu-i-Ra was arrested after plants believed to be marijuana were found on his farm.

A 48-year-old farmer of Namara Village was also arrested after plants believed to be marijuana was found stacked about five kilometers from the village,” Mr Tudravu said.

Mr Tudravu said as Operation Sasamaki continued on the island, concurrent raids were being conducted in other divisions.

“On Thursday, a team uprooted 17 plants believed to be marijuana from a farm belonging to a 32-year-old of Sarava Settlement, Wainibuku at about 5am. Also seized were parcels of dried leaves believed to be marijuana. The suspect is currently in Police custody as investigations continue,”Mr Tudravu said.

“Our operations are not only focused on one particular area as we want to ensure we eradicate this illegal trade from within our communities,”he said.

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