Fiji Time: 7:27 AM on Sunday 14 February

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 0.65860.6396
JPY 53.786250.7862
GBP 0.32630.3183
EUR 0.41800.4060
NZD 0.71170.6787
AUD 0.66930.6443
USD 0.47540.4584

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 12th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fit for PM
  2. Man jailed for raping brother's partner
  3. Forces top payout
  4. Claims of breach dismissed
  5. Spain 7s team to train in Fiji
  6. $1.2m college
  7. Serious concern
  8. Earthquake recorded off Lautoka
  9. Winston 'no threat'
  10. Rakiraki worst affected

Top Stories this Week

  1. Angry 7s fan smashes TV screen Tuesday (09 Feb)
  2. Dead on the beach Thursday (11 Feb)
  3. Need speed Monday (08 Feb)
  4. 3 MPs are out Wednesday (10 Feb)
  5. NZ 7s final refereeing charade an embarrassment Monday (08 Feb)
  6. Ryan: Sunshine ahead Tuesday (09 Feb)
  7. Investigation as nurse falls with baby Tuesday (09 Feb)
  8. Sydney 7s thriller Wednesday (10 Feb)
  9. The origin of Fiji's sevens series Monday (08 Feb)
  10. Sevens change Wednesday (10 Feb)