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Police unit to address drug-related crimes

Felix Chaudhary
Sunday, November 18, 2012

POLICE have taken the fight against illegal drugs to another level with the establishment of a Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) at all divisions in the country.

Fiji Police Force's Chief of Operations Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu said the DEU's effectiveness as an organisation resulted in a significant bust in Ba recently.

"Investigations into the marijuana haul in Ba are continuing and the success of the operation there is testimony to the DEU which was established to stay on top of all illegal drug activities in the country," he said.

ACP Tudravu said the recent spate of drug-related arrests were also a direct result of the DEU.

He also said the DEU was strategising its operations to ensure that all illegal activities were closely monitored and those involved in drug-related crimes were apprehended and brought to task.

"We are trying to strategise our operations because once we concentrate on an area, they move to another area.

"There is a possibility that due to our focus on Navosa, drug lords are moving to other areas like Ba. We cannot rule out that possibility."

ACP Tudravu said the DEU's primary role was the monitoring and apprehension of all individuals involved in illegal drug-related activity from cultivation to peddling to using.





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