NEWS

Fiji Police: Fake Cocaine Floods The Market

As Police Commissioner Qiliho and his team waged the war on drugs and from late last year, raids have been happening almost daily.
22 Feb 2019 09:59
Fiji Police: Fake Cocaine Floods The Market
Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho

Fake cocaine has flooded the Fijian black market.

As Brig-Gen Qiliho and his team waged the war on drugs and from late last year, raids have been happening almost daily.

He revealed that cocaine they netted during the raids were classified in grades, based on how pure it was.

Bottom of the grading list is the concoction which has either no cocaine or very little cocaine, but more of other ingredients include soft stone, sulphur and even some common household products.

The ingredients will be confirmed after proper tests are done.

He said that it was horrific that people were consuming these things.

War continues:

Brig-Gen Qiliho said this find involving fake drugs was just a sideshow as far as Police was concerned. Their sights are set on eradicating drugs – methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana.

They have already raided labs in recent days and a man has been convicted of running a factory where equipment using methamphetamine tablets were found.

He said they will not relent until the last lab was found and the last person making drugs locally and importing it from overseas are behind bars.

Edited by Susana Tuilau



Fijisun Ad Space


Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.


By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.


Win Christmas with Tower Insurance
Fijisun E-edition
Advertise here
Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper