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Four Thousand Marijuana Plants Uprooted From Kadavu Farms

The raids were part of the ongoing mop-up exercises where areas know for the cultivation of marijuana were being revisited.
22 Dec 2019 14:55
Four Thousand Marijuana Plants Uprooted From Kadavu Farms

More than four thousand plants believed to be marijuana were uprooted from 4 separate farms in Kadavu this past week.

The raids were conducted at Daku, Levuka I Yale, Dakuni and Naivakarauniniu.

The raids were part of the ongoing mop-up exercises where areas know for the cultivation of marijuana were being revisited.

Investigators are following leads on the owners of the farms as investigations continue.

Intelligence gathered by Police in the Southern Division and assistance from villagers contributed to the success of the raids.

The seized plants will be sent for analysis.

Chief Operations Officer ACP Maretino Qiolevu has acknowledged the support of the vanua in working with Police.

“We assure members of the public that all information and tips received will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality and no one should fear coming forward as any officer who gives out information will be dealt with accordingly”.

 



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