Crime & Court

Police Discover Marijuana Wrapped In Clear Plastic In A Carton Used For Rubbish During Raid

Raids continue to be conducted on inter-island vessels in a bid to curb the transportation of illicit drugs from maritime islands.
17 May 2020 15:30
Police Discover Marijuana Wrapped In Clear Plastic In A Carton Used For Rubbish During Raid

Raids continue to be conducted on inter-island vessels in a bid to curb the transportation of illicit drugs from maritime islands.

Another raid was conducted yesterday which resulted in the seizure of dried leaves believed to be marijuana wrapped in clear plastic which was found inside a carton used for rubbish.

The support of shipping company operators has also been great and vital to the success of these raids and we appreciate their own efforts in the war on drugs.

The joint operations conducted by officers from Totogo, K9 team with Fiji Revenue and Customs Officials, Drugs and WATERPOL yesterday saw officers boarding the boat out in the Suva Harbour and were able to conduct preliminary work before the K9 and other officers were able to board the vessel once berthed at the Narain Jetty.

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As a result, someone had allegedly disposed of the parcel of dried leaves in a carton used for rubbish which was discovered by officers during the search and no seizure is ever considered small if it means keeping illicit substances from causing harm.

The snap raids will be conducted on a regular basis.

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