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Probe into theft claims

Felix Chaudhary
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

POLICE have started investigating a freight handler after claims by a Lautoka resident that packages he received from Australia were pilfered over the weekend.

Police west media liaison officer Naina Ragigia said reports of pilferage at the handler's bonded warehouse in Lautoka were not new.

"I can confirm that we have received a report and we are investigating this issue," she said.

"It is also of concern because this is not the first time that we have received reports of pilferage from this Lautoka warehouse."

Lautoka resident Shiu Raj filed a complaint with police after discovering boxes had been opened and items listed on the manifest were missing.

"My wife, who is on holiday in Melbourne in Australia, sent some pots and pans and chocolates so I knew what to expect when I turned up this morning to pick up the boxes."

Mr Raj said although his wife sent the goods via another freight service — Export Freight Services — the cargo was received by the Lautoka handler.

The freight company's general manager said he was unaware of the incident which occurred over the weekend but confirmed that thefts had occurred in the past.

He said six people were fired three months ago for theft and if the problem had resurfaced, a full investigation would be carried out.








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