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Police Arrest Two Suspects,Uproot 4000 Marijuana Plants In Levuka Village, Kadavu

Two people have been arrested as the drug raids continue on the island of Kadavu where close to 4000 marijuana plants have been uprooted from a farm in Levuka Vil­lage
17 Jan 2018 10:00
Police Arrest Two Suspects,Uproot 4000 Marijuana Plants In Levuka Village, Kadavu
Marijuana plants at a farm in Levuka, Yale. Photo: Police Media Cell

Two people have been arrested as the drug raids continue on the island of Kadavu where close to 4000 marijuana plants have been uprooted from a farm in Levuka Vil­lage in the district of Yale.

Police Chief of Operations ACP Rusiate Tudravu trav­elled to Kadavu yesterday on board the Fiji Police boat Naivonoi with the Divisional Crime Officer Southern, two officers from the criminal in­vestigation department, the Fiji Police Force analyst and the officer in charge of the maritime zone.

Two men believed to be in­volved in the cultivation of the illicit drugs are under arrest and are being ques­tioned at the Vunisea Police Station.

Twenty officers from the Police Special Response Unit were deployed last Saturday to assist officers on the is­land after they were attacked and threatened during the raid.

ACP Tudravu said he would be visiting the villagers and speaking to respective vil­lage headman and elders to reaffirm the police commit­ment in working together and ensuring the protection of communities.

“We have received infor­mation that those who are involved in this trade have been a threat to their com­munities and we understand their reluctance to provide information was because of their safety,” ACP Tudravu said.

“And as we have shown with the quick deployment of officers we want to reas­sure them that we have the capabilities and resources to come to their assistance.

“Another raid was conduct­ed at Nukuvou, Nakasaleka and we have the suspected cultivator in custody follow­ing the seizure of more than 30 plants.”

The two suspects arrested from the first raid are from Rewa in Viti Levu and Wain­ibuka, Tailevu which the Chief Operations Officer stressed will be an issue he will talk to village heads to be vigilant of.

The Police analyst is also on the island analyzing the plants to aid the investiga­tion process as the insti­tution steps up its war on drugs.

Source: Police Media Cell

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