Crime & Court

Multiple Arrests Made In Vanua Levu After Police Raids Result In Discovery And Seizure Of Marijuana

Drug seizures and arrests continue in the Northern Division with the latest raid resulting in the discovery of more than 200 plants believed to be marijuana. The raid was conducted
12 May 2020 10:08
Multiple Arrests Made In Vanua Levu After Police Raids Result In Discovery And Seizure Of Marijuana

Drug seizures and arrests continue in the Northern Division with the latest raid resulting in the discovery of more than 200 plants believed to be marijuana.

The raid was conducted in the interior of the Loa Hills in Cakaudrove by officers from Tukavesi.

Acting on a tip-off, the team raided the farm allegedly belonging to a 47-year-old farmer and uprooted 205 plants believed to be marijuana.

The suspect remains in custody and the drugs will be sent for analysis.

In a separate raid, another team of officers also based at the Tukavesi Police Station arrested a 24year old farmer residing at the Vunimakosoi Settlement, Navou after he was allegedly found with dried leaves believed to be marijuana wrapped in a sarong.

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The third case reported in the Northern Division resulted in the arrest of a 32-year-old farmer of Matakunea, Savusavu after he was allegedly found with sachets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

The suspect was searched by an officer in Savusavu Town as he was seen to be acting in a suspicious manner.

Investigations continue into all these cases.

Police is encouraged by the show of support towards the ongoing efforts in curbing the illegal drug trade as information continues to pour in about the involvement of suspected individuals.

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