Crime & Court

COVID-19: Alcohol, Kava Consumption Continues To Be Linked To Breaches

A total of fifty-four cases were recorded over the last 24-hours in the four divisions while nil cases were filed in the Central.
13 Jun 2021 15:20
COVID-19: Alcohol, Kava Consumption Continues To Be Linked To Breaches

Alcohol and kava consumption continues to be linked to breach of curfew arrests and Health restrictions as the majority of those arrested were found drunk.

A total of fifty-four cases were recorded over the last 24-hours in the four divisions while nil cases were filed in the Central.

Of the thirty-one cases recorded in the Western Division, eleven people were arrested for intoxicated, twelve for loitering, seven were found drinking grog while a 61-year-old man was found driving a taxi without a Pass during curfew hours.

Majority of those cases concerning alcohol were recorded in the Lautoka and Nadi areas.

The Southern Division recorded seventeen cases [ 17] whereby seven Vanuatu nationals were arrested for drinking alcohol at Raiwai, four men also arrested at Serua for a similar case while two men in their 30’s were both found drunk at Caubati.

Three cases of home-brew consumption were recorded at Makoi while a 29-year-old man was found drunk at the Lagilagi Housing roadside.

The three cases recorded in the Northern Division involved two men aged 18 and a 37-year-old man who were all arrested for drinking liquor at Solove in Labasa.

The Eastern Division recorded three cases whereby two men were found drunk at Rewa while a 37-year-old farmer of Natogadravu was arrested for liquor consumption.

Members of the Public are advised to continue adhering to the Health Restrictions and Curfew Orders for the safety of our beloved nation.

Feedback: rosi.doviverata@fijisun.com.fj



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