Fiji Time: 5:05 PM on Saturday 20 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62390.6049
JPY 56.369653.3696
GBP 0.36040.3524
EUR 0.41060.3986
NZD 0.69380.6608
AUD 0.63130.6063
USD 0.50390.4869

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 19th, January, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. ATS Impasse: Tribunal orders return of all workers in 48 hours
  2. Pay clarity
  3. Serevi, Ryan believe Tuwai can deliver
  4. Perrie to move in with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  5. Boat was not in use, says skipper
  6. Sharma: Times 'misleading' parents, public
  7. ATS Impasse: Management applies for withdrawal
  8. Editor's reply
  9. Appeal dismissed
  10. Swimming for an education

Top Stories this Week

  1. Trip turns tragic Thursday (18 Jan)
  2. Love will keep us together Sunday (14 Jan)
  3. $100 a day Sunday (14 Jan)
  4. Mela beats the odds Thursday (18 Jan)
  5. Capt William calls it a day after 45 years Sunday (14 Jan)
  6. Nadi man dies in crash Wednesday (17 Jan)
  7. Tube ride to school Thursday (18 Jan)
  8. National strike if no resolution, says FTUC Sunday (14 Jan)
  9. Teachers transfer policy Monday (15 Jan)
  10. Man attacks partner Monday (15 Jan)