Meth packs seized in Labasa hotel
29 August, 2018, 4:00 am
POLICE seized packs of methamphetamine from a Labasa hotel yesterday and arrested three men believed to be involved in the discovery.
The three men were taken into police custody after a search at the hotel which resulted in the discovery of the drugs also known as ice.
Divisional Police Commander North Senior Superintendent Eparama Waqa confirmed the arrest.
However, the amount of packets that contained the drug is not known and police have not revealed the name of the hotel.
“The three came in from Suva and were staying at the hotel and we believe they spent the weekend at the hotel as well,” he said.
“Police received a tip off and our team was sent to the hotel to conduct a raid in which they found the drugs and the three men are in our custody. “We have sent the powdered substance for test and awaiting results.”
It is understood that the three are qualified professional workers from Suva.
However, police did not divulge much as investigations continue.
SSP Waqa has pleaded with northern communities to work with his team and put an end to illegal activities of drug dealing.
“The consequences of being involved with this ice trade is extensive and affects ourselves, our families and our children who should be protected,” he said.
“Parents also play a vital role and talk to their children about the consequences involved and ensure that their children stay out of it.”
SSP Waqa and his team have also conducted drug awareness programs in schools and communities and are willing to visit groups that ask for their assistance in this area.