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Six More Arrested For Alleged Drug Cultivation

Although major drug operations are on an operational pause, as earlier indicated by the Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho, the focus on the illegal trade continues throughout the divisions.
14 Oct 2016 11:00
Six More Arrested For Alleged Drug Cultivation
Police Comissioner, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho.

Although major drug operations are on an operational pause, as earlier indicated by the Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho, the focus on the illegal trade continues throughout the divisions.

Police in the Western Division are working hard to ensure the safety of everyone as we are now entering the festive season. This season is a time where those who want to earn a quick buck often resort to the sale of illicit substances.

Six people were arrested in two separate raids in the Western Division on Wednesday after they were found in possession of dried leaves and seeds believed to be marijuana.

The first raid was conducted by officers from the Drugs Unit along with K9 personnel at the home of a 40-year-old unemployed man where 19 rolls of dried leaves believed to be marijuana and apparatus, believed to be used for making drugs ,were also seized.

Two other people in the home, at the time of the raid, were also arrested and all are in Police custody as investigations continue.

At around midnight, officers manning a road block at the Lausa Community Post in Tavua arrested three suspects after a search conducted in their vehicle found dried leaves and seeds believed to be marijuana. All three were from Lautoka and remain in custody.

Anticipating the likely trend noted during the festive season, officers in the Western Division continue to clamp down on such illegal activity and are also grateful to the community’s assistance and those who have been coming forward with information that has led to successful raids. Members of the public are requested to call Crime Stoppers on 919 or Police Emergency line on 917 if they have any information on crime.

Source: Police Media Cell

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