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Drugs seized at airport

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

A 60-YEAR-OLD American citizen was stopped at Nadi International Airport at the weekend for allegedly being in possession of 7.5kilograms of methamphetamines.

Police West spokeswoman Naina Ragigia confirmed the suspect was caught by Customs officials early on Sunday.

She said the 60-year-old from Ohio was on a flight from Ethiopia to Hong Kong and transiting through Fiji.

"According to our initial investigations, Customs officers stopped the man after they found that a piece of his luggage was suspiciously heavy," Mrs Ragigia said.

"His luggage was scanned through an X-ray machine which also indicated there was an extra compartment concealed within the suitcase.

"Officers from our K-9 unit were then brought in and our sniffer dogs confirmed the suitcase contained illicit drugs."

Mrs Ragigia said the suitcase was then searched and a substance weighing 7.5kg was found.

"Initial tests conducted confirmed it was methamphetamine. We have sent samples for further tests to be conducted."








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