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Report Suspicious Floating Packages: Police

Members of the public are requested to call the toll free number 3318529 if they see any suspicious brown packages found floating out at sea or washed ashore. They are
20 Jul 2018 10:00
Report Suspicious Floating Packages: Police

Members of the public are requested to call the toll free number 3318529 if they see any suspicious brown packages found floating out at sea or washed ashore.

They are requested by the  Fiji Police Force to refrain from opening them as it may contain cocaine in its pure form that can be extremely harmful to one’s health.

The discovery of nine parcels containing white substances believed to be cocaine indicates there is a possibility of more being washed ashore.

Acting Commissioner of Police Itendra Nair can confirm that packaging of the three discoveries made to date are similar to two findings made in Tonga last month.

While Police await the analysis to be conducted on the recent finds from Taveuni and in the Lau Group it is working closely with the Fijian Navy and relevant stakeholders both locally and internationally.

This is because it is highly likely that the drugs were being transited through the Pacific and not intended for the two island nations of Tonga and Fiji.

The cocaine found in Tonga and the earlier discovery in the Lau Group were tested to be the same type of cocaine, which was in its pure state and in the same packaging.

The team of officers from the Organised Crime Unit are continuing with their work in the Lau Group while the Divisional Crime Officer North is heading the investigations on the discovery made in Taveuni.

Police would also like to commend the communities that have come forward with information regarding the discovery.

And they are pleading with members of the public, particularly those living in the maritime islands to report any suspicious activities through their toll free number.

Source: Police Media Cell



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