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Police Get Tough After Assaults On Lawmen

Police have renewed a warn­ing to members of the public to stop assaulting its officers because it is a serious crime. The warning has come after two suspects were arrested
08 Jan 2019 11:00
Police Get Tough After Assaults On Lawmen
ssistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Maretino Qiolevu, third from left, on patrol with Police officers along Suva’s Victoria Parade on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2018

Police have renewed a warn­ing to members of the public to stop assaulting its officers because it is a serious crime.

The warning has come after two suspects were arrested in Tailevu yesterday for allegedly assaulting a Police officer from Korovou Po­lice Station.

The suspects allegedly tore the Police officer’s uniform and re­flector vest while he was trying to wake up a man lying in the middle of the road.

In another incident, a police of­ficer from Vunidawa Police Station was injured while attending to a report of causing disturbance on December 30, 2018.

The officer was pelted with stones and suffered injuries on his leg and was later treated at Vunidawa Hospital.

Officers from Vunidawa arrested three suspects, who later were charged and are expected to be pro­duced in the Nausori Magistrates Court.

“Don’t underestimate your Po­lice officers, if you commit such crimes then we will hunt you down and bring you to justice, said ACP Toduadua.

DRUGS ARREST

The Police Eastern Division drugs team arrested a 43-year-old man of Visama, Nausori, yester­day for being in possession of four sachets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

The dried leaves seized have yet to be analysed.

Meanwhile, officers from the Po­lice Special Response Unit stopped and searched a vehicle at Namaka Police Station compound yester­day.

They found dried leaves believed to be marijuana with a plastic con­taining a white substance suspect­ed to be hard drugs.

The suspect is a 28-year-old man of Wailoaloa, Nadi. He is in Police custody while the dried leaves and white substance have yet to be ana­lysed.

Source: Fiji Police Force

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