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Drug Lord Suspect Aids In Joint Operation

A man believed to be one of the drug lords in the Navosa area has been arrested, thanks to information supplied by members of the public, chief of intelligence and
26 Jun 2016 11:39
Drug Lord  Suspect Aids In Joint Operation
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A man believed to be one of the drug lords in the Navosa area has been arrested, thanks to information supplied by members of the public, chief of intelligence and investigations ACP Luke Navela said.

“The suspect has since led the joint operations team consisting of officers from both the Fiji Police Force and Republic of Fiji Military Forces to a farm location where 5500 marijuana plants were found,” ACP Navela said in a Police statement yesterday.

A team investigating proceeds of crime is also looking into the suspect’s financial background.

To date more than 38,100 marijuana plants have been found by the joint team and with the assistance shown by members of the public, they are confident of locating more farms and arresting those involved in the drug trade.

“I would like to again express the Commissioner of Police’s gratitude to those who have so far been assisting our team with information that has led to the discovery of the farms and the arrests of those involved,” ACP Navela said.

“Their willingness to assist has been a morale booster for the Operation Cavuraka team as they know their efforts are being appreciated by the very people whose lives are being affected by the illegal drug trade.”

 

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