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700 marijuana plants uprooted

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Friday, January 10, 2014

POLICE have commended the public for taking ownership of the fight against crime.

The comment by police chief operations officer ACP Rusiate Tudravu follows the arrest of a 38-year-old woman who's believed to have been involved in marijuana cultivation with her husband.

ACP Tudravu said the woman was in custody following an early morning raid at Delasese settlement, Tailevu.

"The joint operation by the K-9 and Drug units was conducted at 3am yesterday following weeks of information gathering regarding an alleged marijuana plantation being cultivated by the suspect and her 35-year-old husband, who is also wanted," he said.

"More than 70 plants up to 15 feet tall were uprooted and $700 in cash was retrieved from the home of the suspects.

"The officers, upon searching the suspect's home, then trekked more than three hours inland and found the farm where the plants believed to be marijuana were being cultivated."

ACP Tudravu said the drug unit would conduct similar operations around the country.





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