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Team Uproots More Than 38,000 Marijuana Plants

More than 38,000 marijuana plants have been uprooted by the Operation Cavuraka team currently in the Navosa Highlands. The team, consisting of officers from the Fiji Police Force and the
28 Jun 2016 09:07
Team Uproots More Than 38,000 Marijuana Plants
Marijuana plants found on one of the drug farms during Operation Cavuraka. Photo: Police Media Cell

More than 38,000 marijuana plants have been uprooted by the Operation Cavuraka team currently in the Navosa Highlands.

The team, consisting of officers from the Fiji Police Force and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, have so far uprooted 38,400 plants as the operation gains momentum with more support from the public with the exchange of information which has led to some arrests.

Items like generators and household appliances have also been seized as investigations into proceeds of crime also gains momentum on the unexplained wealth of some of the suspects.

With the latest development of support shown by the people of Navosa, the operation team is encouraged and motivated to locate and destroy the farms no matter how hard it will be to do so.

Their willingness to help has been a morale booster as they know their efforts are being appreciated by the people whose lives are being affected by the illegal drug trade.

A man believed to be one of the drug lords in the Navosa area continues to be questioned and his arrest was made possible through information supplied by the public.

The suspect also led the operation team to a farm where 5500 marijuana farms were found.

 

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