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Police Make Multiple Arrests For Drug Related Offences

Other drug-related arrests in the Eastern Division include a 19year old from Nakasi who was allegedly found in possession of sachets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana.
16 Apr 2020 12:33
Police Make Multiple Arrests For Drug Related Offences

Arrests for drug-related offences continues to take place all over the country a warning to all that amidst COVID-19 special operations, routine operations continue to run as normal and those with criminal intentions will be arrested.

The first accused a taxi driver in his 30s was arrested in Lokia in Nausori on Easter Friday after he was found with several zip lock bags containing white substances tested positive as methamphetamine.

He has been charged and produced in court.

The second arrest was made also in Lokia yesterday whereby a 28-year-old man was searched and he was allegedly found in possession of white substances which has been sent for analysis. Also seized were bullets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana and smoking apparatus.

Other drug-related arrests in the Eastern Division include a 19year old from Nakasi who was allegedly found in possession of sachets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

In Nausori Town a 22y ear old man from Ucunivanua Village, Tailevu was taken into custody after he was allegedly found in possession with sachets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

In the Western Division, drug-related arrests were also made in the last 48 hours.

A 27-year-old man has arrested along, Vitogo Parade on Tuesday after he was allegedly found in possession with sachets of dried leaves and seeds all believed to be marijuana while a woman and a man were arrested at Kermode Road, Lautoka following a raid at their residence resulted in the seizure of sachets and rolls of dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

In Nadi yesterday, a 28-year-old man was arrested after he was allegedly found with sachets of dried leaves wrapped in aluminium foil inside an empty noodle packet.

In the Northern Division, a 35-year-old farmer from Nabalebale Settlement was arrested following a raid at his farm which resulted in the seizure of plants believed to be marijuana.

Our routine operations continue as normal and while the nation’s focus is on the containment of COVID-19, we know that there are those that will take advantage of the current situation to commit crimes.

We have factored that into our operations and as COVID-19 operations continue, routine operations run parallel and with the same momentum as we aim to ensure those with criminal intentions are kept at bay.

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