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Meth, Cash Seized In Suva Drug Raid

Police raided a house at Namadi Heights in Suva yesterday morning and seized white substances believed to be methamphetamine, and over $5000 cash. The early morning raid also saw the
03 Dec 2016 11:00
Meth, Cash Seized In Suva Drug Raid
Chief of Intelligence and Investigations ACP Biu Matavou with some of the seized white substances believed to be methemphatemine and other items following the raid by officers from Nabua. Photo: Police Media Cell

Police raided a house at Namadi Heights in Suva yesterday morning and seized white substances believed to be methamphetamine, and over $5000 cash.

The early morning raid also saw the seizure of equipment believed to be used in the manufacturing of the illicit substances.

Police arrested two women and four men, one of whom is in his 50s, alleged to be heading the illegal trade.

Officers from the Nabua Police Station, who carried out the operation, also seized dried leaves, believed to be marijuana, cash and other items.

The Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho, has again sent out a strong warning that the Fiji Police Force would get to those involved in the illegal drug trade in Fiji.

All six are in Police custody and were being questioned as investigations continue.

The substances would be sent for analysis at the Fiji Police Chemistry Lab in Nasova.

Brigadier-General Qiliho said relentless work by his officers had resulted in the success of yesterday’s raid.

“Today’s (yesterday) raid is a testament that my officers are vigilant in keeping tabs on the illegal drug trade.

“I have never ruled out the possibility that there are some who may be manufacturing the illicit drugs locally and there are always some who will be testing the waters, so to speak, thinking that we will not get to them. However let me warn those involved that we will get to you”.

Brigadier-General Qiliho said the issue of drugs needed to be taken seriously and those who were consuming, manufacturing or dealing should think twice about their involvement.

He has also called on the community to assist Police in the war against drugs.

“The activities of those using and selling are common knowledge to most people however there is a reluctance to give information and while we understand the obvious reservations in doing so, I urge the community to use the avenues available such as Crime Stoppers to let us know so we can arrest those involved”.

Members of the public are requested to assist by calling Crime Stoppers on 919 or sending a message on the Crime Stoppers Fiji Facebook page.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

Feedback: charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj


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