Drug Raids Continue

A raid conducted at a Hotel in Namaka on Monday, that led to the arrest of two people alleged to be involved in the distribution of illicit drugs namely marijuana.

A joint operations team consisting of Police and the Fiji Detector Dog Unit (FDDU) raided the hotel room in Martintar where they found hundreds of branches of dried leaves and seeds all believed to be marijuana.

The two were arrested and taken to the Namaka Police Station where they remain in custody as investigations continue.

Meanwhile more drug farms continue to be found in Kadavu.

A team from the Southern Division Drug Operations team over the past 48-hour period discovered three farms in the Gasele and Dravuwalu terrains, with more than 2,300 plants believed to be marijuana.

The owners of the farms have yet to be identified. In the Northern Division, arrests continue to be made in the Labasa town area, of people allegedly found in possession of illicit drugs.

Four farmers aged 20, 31, 43 and 58 years were arrested yesterday by the Labasa Task Force team.

Chief Operations Officer (COO) Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Livai Driu said, the community plays an important role in tackling the illicit drug trade and has noted increased support through the sharing of information.

ACP Driu is urging members of the public to utilize the Crime Stoppers Fiji line 919 or the official #FijiPolice social media pages to privately share information of those involved in the illicit drug trade.

Over the past few weeks, a number of raids and arrests were as a result of information privately shared on FPF social media platforms and we commend those who are taking the noble step of helping law enforcement fight the war on drug.