Crime & Court

Police Haul In $0.5M Worth Of Marijuana

Police are still looking for the owner of the farm.
07 Jan 2021 09:26
Police Haul In $0.5M Worth Of Marijuana
Police officers with some of the marijuana plants they uprooted in Navosa recently. Photo: Police Media Cell

The country’s first Police drug raid this year has netted marijuana, which is worth half a million dollars on our streets, Police has said.

While the nation was still celebrating and welcoming the New Year, a team of Police officers were combing the highlands of Navosa.

The fight was not just the rugged terrains made on foot and horseback, but also nature. The adverse weather conditions had the officers trapped in a village, but they made it back, even if it meant crossing a flooded river.

More than five hundred plants believed to be marijuana were uprooted from a farm in Takuinadi settlement, Nawairabe, Navosa, following information.

Police spokesperson Savaira Tabua said the drug operations team returned on Tuesday after spending a night at Sawene Village because of flooding.

Police are still looking for the owner of the farm.

Police chief operations officer Assistant Commissioner of Police Abdul Khan says their war on drugs continues.

“If anything, the war in drugs will continue and it would be even more aggressive as we have laid out a plan that would target hard drugs as well,” he said.

“We believe that the drug issue can be eradicated because we have had more people come to the Police with information. This shows the increasing confidence in the Police.

“This also shows the willingness of communities to have a drug free society.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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