SUNCITY

17, 000 More Marijuana Plants Found

Officers morale high as they continue their efforts in locating drug farms A nine-hour trek by officers from both the Fiji Police Force and Republic of Fiji Military Forces discovered
16 Jun 2016 12:15
17, 000 More Marijuana Plants Found
Marijuana plants found on one of the drug farms during Operation Cavuraka. Photo: Police Media Cell

Officers morale high as they continue their efforts in locating drug farms

A nine-hour trek by officers from both the Fiji Police Force and Republic of Fiji Military Forces discovered a farm where more than 17,000 marijuana plants were being cultivated.

Operation Cavuraka has entered its fifth day and more than 30,000 marijuana plants have been found on 12 separate farms.

Chief of Intelligence and Investigations Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Luke Navela who visited the team recently said the morale of the officers was high as they continue their efforts in locating the farms.

“As the Commissioner of Police has reiterated, no matter how far these farmers will go to hide what they’re doing, we will get to them,” he said.

Majority of the farms located had plants which were young and most had nurseries.

“Plants found range from two centimetres to over one metre in height and we know their modus operandi so we will continue to comb these highlands until we have sent the message that there is no justification for this illegal activity,” he said.

At the same time a team is currently working to identify the farmers and track down on the proceeds of crime and those who have or are benefiting from the drug trade.

Source: Police Media Cell

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