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Residents Complain Of Alleged Peddling

A resident of Jittu Estate in Raiwaqa, Suva, has raised concerns over what he alleges are incidents of marijuana peddling and smoking in the area. The resident, who did not
01 May 2015 09:40
Residents Complain Of Alleged Peddling
Some areas alleged to be hang-outs for those selling marijuana. Photo: Ronald Kumar

A resident of Jittu Estate in Raiwaqa, Suva, has raised concerns over what he alleges are incidents of marijuana peddling and smoking in the area.

The resident, who did not want to be named for fear of reprisals, has been living in that area for more than 10 years.

He is pleading with Police to do something about his concern.

“I’m raising my concerns because of the girls in our society, especially in my family. I have nieces and nephews who are witnessing this kind of acts and I don’t want them to grow up in fear or end up following what these boys are doing,” the resident said.

“We have two police officers in our area, but that does not change anything. It is either they are turning a blind eye to this or have no idea what is going on.”

The resident said this problem had been going on for as long as he could remember and since he had made complaints to Police, he was told by a friend to talk to the media.

“I lodged my last complaint yesterday (Tuesday), but nothing was done so I decided to talk to the media since they have been helping out in reducing this type of activities,” the resident said.

“The people of Jittu Estate are concerned and the safety of our children depends on this.”

The resident said even though the youths involved were in their early 20s, no one could approach them since they were not in their right state of mind.

He is pleading with parents and relevant authorities to do something about the youths indulging in illegal activities.

When contacted, Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said they were verifying the information given at the Police community post and would respond to media queries as soon as possible.

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