THE Fiji Police Force is yet to make a decision on the reactivation of Operation Copperfield.
Operation Copperfield was activated in April last year by police to address the increasing number of copper wire and scrap metal thefts in the country.
The joint operation by police, the Fiji Sugar Corporation and Telecom Fiji Limited saw more than 20 people charged with one count of theft across the country, just two weeks into the launching of the program. Fiji Police Force's chief operations officer, Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu said that as of yesterday, police still had not decided if there was a need to reactivate Operation Copperfield.
"We have not reached a decision yet.
"We will have to verify all reports that we have received on scrap metal and copper wire theft," he said.
When the operation ended in May last year, police presented 58 cases in court in the Western Division alone.