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Trio face attempted murder charges over infant

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

THREE adults have been charged with attempted murder following the discovery of the body of a newborn.

Last week, police received a report of the body which was discovered in bushes at Tabia in rural Macuata.

They managed to locate the baby's mother and charged her with attempted murder, along with two other adults, after she was released from hospital last week.

North police commander SSP Naulumatua Lutunacaucau said they were in the process of charging another adult for a different offence in connection with the case.

In an unrelated development, SSP Lutunacaucau said they conducted drug raids last week on a tip-off.

"We received calls on our toll-free line and acted on them conducting raids in various spots within Macuata," he said.

"We are encouraging members of the public to come forward with any information they have regarding those cultivating marijuana. This is an illegal act and those found doing so will be taken to task."

SSP Lutunacaucau said 22 plants believed to be marijuana were uprooted in Siberia last week and samples had been sent to Koronivia for tests.

"At the same time we are trying to locate the owner of these plants."