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Police Target More Drug Busts During Festive Season

Police in the Western Divi­sion have set a target for the festive season to eliminate as much drugs as possible and ar­rest perpetrators. Western Divisional Police Com­mander acting senior superin­tendent
11 Dec 2017 11:02
Police Target More Drug Busts During Festive Season
Marijuana seedlings seized from a Lautoka home this week

Police in the Western Divi­sion have set a target for the festive season to eliminate as much drugs as possible and ar­rest perpetrators.

Western Divisional Police Com­mander acting senior superin­tendent Abdul Khan said while they will continue with Operation Veisiko, Officers on the ground were working tirelessly around the clock to ensure the safety of every­one as the festive season begins.

He has called on members of the community to continue to support Police in their operations as he in­tends for everyone to have a safe Christmas and New Year including visitors to Fiji.

Drug raids have been ongoing throughout the division as Police stepped up their raids on farms, houses and individuals.

A 35-year-old Sigatoka man is now in custody after being found with seven branches and three par­cels of dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

The man was arrested yesterday at around 2.30am at a service sta­tion in Sigatoka after a tip off.

Upon seeing the Police Fleet, the man tried to flee, but was caught shortly after.

The man resisted arrest and as a result damaged the door of a Po­lice vehicle. He is expected to ap­pear in the Sigatoka Court today.

Earlier last week, Rakiraki Po­lice raided a house of a 44-year-old man in Vunitogoloa after he was believed to be selling marijuana from his home.

At around 4am on November 5, Police raided the house and found 218 sachets believed to be mari­juana.

The two male occupants of the house were arrested and produced at the Rakiraki Court.

On December 3, a 32-year-old con­struction worker was arrested at Ram Asre Road in Lautoka for cul­tivating and being in possession of drugs.

After searching the compound, Police found an aluminium tray with 55 germinated seedlings and three small plants from the sus­pect’s backyard.

The man was produced in court.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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