POLICE have raised concern on the increase in the number of people trying to bribe traffic officers.
Fiji Police Force spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the force noticed the increase following Operation Blitz, which continues in the Western Division this week.
Ms Naisoro said a 43-year-old businessman was arrested for allegedly bribing a police officer with $30 when he was stopped for driving under the influence of alcohol at Namotomoto in Nadi last Thursday.
"The businessman was later charged with one count of drunk and drive and one count of bribery," she said.
Ms Naisoro said the accused was alleged to have bribed the traffic officer with $30 when he was stopped and tested.
He has been bailed to appear in the Nadi Magistrate's Court at a later date. She warned members of the public that such behavior would not be tolerated.
"The operation is being conducted with the aim of keeping our roads safe from those who are intent on going against road laws and regulations and anyone thinking of trying to beat the system must think twice," said Ms Naisoro.
"Officers will not compromise the safety of others and will not entertain illegal acts as the safety of all road users is paramount and anyone found trying to go against the system will face the consequences of the law."