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Police: Farmers Use Super Glue To Alter Growth Of Drug Plants

A new trend has been noted by Police officers who believe that super glue is used to alter the growth of marijuana plants. It is understood that the glue will
04 Jan 2019 10:00
Police: Farmers Use Super Glue To Alter Growth Of Drug Plants
Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho.

A new trend has been noted by Police officers who believe that super glue is used to alter the growth of marijuana plants.

It is understood that the glue will shorten the vertical growth of the marijuana plants.

Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho in an interview with the Fiji Sun revealed that during raids of marijuana farms, his officers had seen a lot of super glue packets.

“They wondered what it was used for. After the raids when the marijuana plants were carefully examined, my officers found that super glue is being used to alter plant growth and produce more leaves and buds.

Internet and agriculture-trained personnel may have developed the technique.”

After careful study of the various plants uprooted during raids, Police officers concluded that the marijuana plants were getting shorter in height but grew horizontally .

Having this information has assisted the Fiji Police Force to amend its strategies in terms of their raids.

Police welfare:

Mr Qiliho has also had lengthy discussions with his directors about the welfare of Police personnel who have been conducting drug raids.

He said that more would be done to ensure the officers’ health was not at risk.

“People often forget that these officers uproot the plants and walk for miles with them before they can be transported in vehicles,” Mr Qiliho said.

“All that and the close contact with the uprooted plants do have an impact on officers.

“While this was not given much thought previously, this is high on my list to see what can be done to safeguard my officers as well.

“Insertion and extraction of Police teams into the long rugged terrain with proper safety attire and equipment is being explored with helicopter lift capabilities available in the country.

“Officers have had to leave behind these safety equipment when tracking the terrain due to its weight and the laborious manual lifting of plants back to the vehicle pick up points.

“Proper training of officers in preparing landing zones and guiding helicopters are areas that will require training.

“It is a technical area which will require further training including preparation of underslung loads when required.

“The terrain being used now is moving further in land in more rugged terrain because farmers try to avoid detection.

“It’s an area discussed with the New Zealand Police for training assistance and attachment on how they deal with such farms.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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