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Police Arrest Two After $15m Drug Bust

Two people are in Police custody after the seizure of drugs valued at $15 million in Nadi on Monday. A Fijian and an Australian national  were found with parcels containing
16 Jul 2015 11:24
Police Arrest Two After $15m Drug Bust

Two people are in Police custody after the seizure of drugs valued at $15 million in Nadi on Monday.

A Fijian and an Australian national  were found with parcels containing cocaine weighing close to 50kg.

Police said following weeks of extensive intelligence gathering the joint operation team comprising the Fijian and Australian Police with the help of the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority closed in on the two suspects near the Vuda Mariner where the illicit drugs were seized from the vehicle the two were travelling in.

ACP Henry Brown, chief of Police intelligence and investigations said: “ Further investigations also resulted in the discovery of large amounts of Fijian and Australian currency from one of the suspects’ hotel room.

“With investigations still into its early stages no further details will be released at this point in time.

“The Fiji Police continues to work closely with the Australian Federal Police in the issue of transnational crimes and is truly appreciative of their continuous support.”

“Those who have the intention or are involved in such illegal trades are warned that the Fiji Police has the ability and assistance of law enforcement agencies such as the AFP to ensure those responsible are brought to justice,” he said.

The owners of Vuda Marina Fiji clarified last night the incident did not occur at Vuda Marina and did not involve anyone from the Marina.

They said this report of occurring near the Marina “has caused much anguish to the staff and management of their establishment.”

“The Marina prides itself in providing professional marine services, fantastic food and beverages and a clean and safe facility.”

 

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