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Police warn peddlers

Avinesh Gopal
Friday, March 01, 2013

POLICE have warned people who involve themselves in illegal drug trade to follow the law.

The warning comes after two people were allegedly found with sachets of what is believed to be marijuana on two different occasions.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said a 40-year-old farmer of Levuka in Yale, Kadavu was in police custody. Insp Sokomuri said 30 sachets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana were discovered on the man.

He said police received information from a 919 call and the suspect was arrested from Narain Jetty in Suva. He said the suspect was a passenger on a vessel travelling from Kadavu to Suva.

In a separate incident, a 26-year-old mechanic of Naduru Rd was arrested in Nausori Town.

Insp Sokomuri said the mechanic was allegedly found in possession of three sachets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

"The suspect is kept in police custody. Police are again warning people who involve themselves in this illegal trade to follow the law," he said.

Insp Sokomuri said people who had any information on drug dealers should call 919 or 917 or their nearest police station.