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Four In Custody For Fishy Business

Four people are in Police custody for allegedly stealing fish and fish products from Solander Pacific Fish Company in Suva. The fish, believed to be Tuna and its products, was
05 Jul 2015 13:25
Four In Custody For Fishy Business
Solander Pacific factory manager (left) Pramendra Sami and staff Mohammad Haroon with their stolen fish recovered by Police at Totogo Police Station in Suva yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Four people are in Police custody for allegedly stealing fish and fish products from Solander Pacific Fish Company in Suva.

The fish, believed to be Tuna and its products, was alleged to cost about $7700.

Company production manager Parmendra Sami commended the quick action by Police in recovering the fish products allegedly stolen last Wednesday morning.

Police chief of intelligence and investigations, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Henry Brown said fish products which consisted of uncut fish, fish heads, and fillets were seized from a restaurant in Nakasi, Nasinu, following an early morning raid yesterday.

“The theft of the products are alleged to have taken place on the first of this month whereby three of the suspects had colluded to steal the products before disposing them to the fourth suspect who owns a restaurant in Nakasi,” ACP Brown said.

Two of three suspects are security personnel while one is an employee of Solander Fishing Company,” he said.

ACP Brown said this particular case was also a concern because of the involvement of security personnel. He said they were supposed to be safeguarding properties and assets of their employers.

“As part of the holistic approach adopted by crime personnel, focus is not only on those involved in stealing, but the receivers and also those enabling the movement of stolen products.

“This is also being explored by investigators in this case as to how the fish was able to be transported from the wharf to the restaurant,” he said.

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