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Raid Results In 1980 Plants Seized In Tabia

A team of officers from the Labasa Police Station raided the farm of a 24-year-old farmer uprooting close to 2000 plants believed to be marijuana. Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed
19 Feb 2017 11:00
Raid Results In 1980 Plants Seized In Tabia
Labasa Police officer Constable Alipate Koli showing plants believed to be marijuana yesterday. Photo: Shratika Naidu

A team of officers from the Labasa Police Station raided the farm of a 24-year-old farmer uprooting close to 2000 plants believed to be marijuana.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the raid conducted last Friday in Tabia outside Labasa Town.

“The team managed to seize 1,980 plants believed to be marijuana ranging up to 50 centimetres in height,” Ms Naisoro said.

“The suspect is in custody as the plants have been taken for analysis.”

Ms Naisoro said in another raid which was also conducted recently in the Southern Division, where a 31-year-old man was in custody following a raid in Nasole on Friday by a team of officers from the Valelevu Police Station.

“The suspect was found in possession with more than 30 bullets of dried leaves wrapped in aluminum foil and seeds believed to be marijuana,” she said.

“He remains in custody as investigations continue.

“The focus on drugs continues throughout the divisions, and we continue to be grateful for the sharing of information which has led to the successful raids.

“As the Commissioner of Police has stated we need to be working together to control criminal activities and by sharing information through avenues such as Crime Stoppers on 919 we can surely make a difference.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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