Crime & Court

Two Farmers Charged For Unlawful Possession Of illicit Drugs After Raid On Inter-Island Vessel

The search conducted by the Totogo Operation team resulted in the arrest of two farmers 20 and 30 both from Kadavu following the discovery of stems of dried leaves later tested to be marijuana.
30 Mar 2020 12:55
Two Farmers Charged For Unlawful Possession Of illicit Drugs After Raid On Inter-Island Vessel
Drugs seized by the Police Special Response Unit.

Two men have been charged with one count each of Unlawful possession of illicit Drugs following a raid conducted on an inter-island vessel that returned from Kadavu on Friday.

The search conducted by the Totogo Operation team resulted in the arrest of two farmers 20 and 30 both from Kadavu following the discovery of stems of dried leaves later tested to be marijuana.

The two have been charged and will be produced at the Suva Magistrates Court today.

Drugs seized by the Police Special Response Unit.

Drugs seized by the Police Special Response Unit.

Also arrested during the raid were two men in their twenties from Nadera and Nakasi after they were allegedly found with stems of dried leaves and some loose dried leaves confirmed to be marijuana.

Both suspects have been charged with One Count of Unlawful Possession of Illicit Drugs and will appear in court today.

Meanwhile in a separate raid conducted by officers from the Police Special Response Unit on another inter-island vessel also returning from Kadavu, a 40 year old farmer was arrested and charged with one count of unlawful possession of illicit drugs after dried leaves believed to be marijuana was found inside a bag.

All arrests were made possible due to information received from members of the public.

Meanwhile a 17 year old was arrested in Wailada, Lami by officers on patrol after they allegedly found a clear plastic containing marijuana seeds.

He has been charged with one count of Unlawful possession of Illicit Drug

And in the Western Division, two men in their 20’s from Nawaka were arrested by the Nadi Task Force team last Friday and will appear in court this afternoon each charged with one Count of Unlawful Possession of Illicit Drugs following the alleged discovery of dried leaves and sachets containing marijuana in his possession.

And in another case a 21 year old Chef of Nadi Back Road was charged with One Count of Unlawful Possession of Illicit Drug and will appear in court today after sachets of dried leaves confirmed to be marijuana were allegedly discovered in his possession on Friday night by an officer conducting patrol.

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