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Police Tie Nightclub Workers To Hard Drugs

Fiji Police have uncovered a trend where nightclub workers are allegedly actively pedalling hard drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamines.
02 Feb 2019 10:00
Police Tie Nightclub Workers To Hard Drugs
Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho

Fiji Police have uncovered a trend where nightclub workers are allegedly actively pedalling hard drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamines.

This has been confirmed by Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho.

He says Police will come down hard on people involved in drug peddling.

“We know some bouncers, barmen and barmaids are involved in drug pushing. It is a network and they are linked,” Brigadier-General Qiliho said.

“We know who the cocaine users are and where they are. It is just a matter of getting them at the right time.”

Brigadier-General Qiliho has acknowledged the assistance Police officers received from the general public in giving information about drug peddlers.

“We have made arrests in the Western Division where a woman was carrying apparatus such as bongs, electronic scales, syringes.

We are well aware of areas, who the people are and we have been monitoring them,” he said.

“I can assure the people of Fiji that we will hit those involved in drugs hard this year.”

Brigadier-General Qiliho said they managed to reduce overall crimes by two per cent last year, although there was a one per cent increase in serious crimes because of drug operations around the country.

“I can say that this year we will be going harder in our fight against drugs,” he said.

“We are planning a series of operations and we are increasing our intelligence gathering so that we can fight this drug issue, which is a major battle for Police.”

Earlier this year, Brigadier-General Qiliho revealed that while investigating a case where FijiFirst youths were allegedly assaulted, Police came across CCTV footage showing young Fijians being injected with substance by a woman.

Yesterday, he confirmed that the woman was brought in for questioning.
Edited by Epineri Vula

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