Fiji Time: 2:38 PM on Tuesday 25 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Seized drugs stolen

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

AN investigation has started to determine how drugs kept in the High Court exhibit room went missing.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed the investigation.

"There was a break-in and a report was received yesterday (Monday). Four suspects are in custody," said Ms Naisoro.

"Drugs that were kept in the exhibit room were stolen and we won't be able to comment further at this point."

The narcotic believed to be cocaine kept in buckets inside the exhibit room, which can only be entered through a door on the ground floor of the court building.

Chief Registrar Yohan Liyanage also confirmed that the investigation was being carried out by the police's Criminal Investigations Department.

He said they have an inventory of the items kept in the exhibition room and they were trying to find out if any other items or files were missing as well.

Mr Liyanage said they would get more information once the CID completes its investigation.

Neither police nor the judiciary have said how the drugs were allegedly taken out of the exhibit room.

The most recent case where cocaine was confiscated by police and the case brought to court involved Indian national Muskan Balaggan and American Elton Zhemali. Both are serving jail terms in Fiji.








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 0.65690.6379
JPY 54.043051.0430
GBP 0.37900.3710
EUR 0.44740.4354
NZD 0.70000.6670
AUD 0.64600.6210
USD 0.48860.4716

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th, April, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. PM upsets church
  2. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent
  3. Village meets on headman's fate
  4. MP: Minimum wage review to be ready next month
  5. Gavoka queries scheme
  6. PM: No law review
  7. Girl, 4, hit by vehicle, hospitalised
  8. CORRECTION
  9. Flotsam and Jetsam
  10. Cane harvest target

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death sparks anger Wednesday (19 Apr)
  2. Cokes17: Maia breaks record Thursday (20 Apr)
  3. Nominate while you can Saturday (22 Apr)
  4. Sawani cheerleaders Thursday (20 Apr)
  5. 30-year record stands Thursday (20 Apr)
  6. Cokes17: RKS, ACS maintain lead Friday (21 Apr)
  7. Cokes17: Natabua's Tuvusa wins Blue Ribbon title Friday (21 Apr)
  8. Cokes17: ACS ends purple reign Saturday (22 Apr)
  9. Another version of history A tribute to the contribution of Fiji Nepalis Sunday (23 Apr)
  10. Cokes17: 29 records fall as Natabua, ACS rise Saturday (22 Apr)