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Police Uproot 660 Plants Believed To Be Marijuana

The team of officers raided a farm at Vatubalavu in Navosa, confirmed Divi­sional Police Commander, West Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Surend Sami.
08 Jan 2020 12:39
Police Uproot 660 Plants Believed To Be Marijuana
Police officers at the farm in Nasova on January 7, 2020. Photo: Fiji Police Media Cell.

Sigatoka Police officers uprooted 660 plants believed to be mari­juana with height ranging from 5 centimeters to two meters yesterday afternoon.

The team of officers raided a farm at Vatubalavu in Navosa, confirmed Divi­sional Police Commander, West Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Surend Sami.

He thanked the team for their dedica­tion in spending long hours in the inte­rior of Navosa trying to locate the said farm.

SSP Sami said investigations into the matter continue as his team would try to identify and locate the owner of the farm.

Meanwhile, a couple from Suva is in Police custody at the Namaka Police Station after being found in possession of white substance believed to be illicit drugs.

The two were stopped at a checkpoint in Namaka by Police on Monday night and their vehicle was searched.

The Police K-9 Unit, that was also at the scene assisting the roadblock team, sniffed out the drugs that were well hid­den inside the vehicle.

Police will continue to be on full alert as it tries to crack down on drugs, SSP Sami said.

“We are still on alert as we try and erad­icate drugs from our streets. We will come down hard on anyone found with drugs and all the people involved.”

The couple are expected to be charged and will be produced in court today.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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