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Police uproot plants

Felix Chaudhary
Monday, March 03, 2014

THE police are searching for the owner of a farm from which 115 plants believed to be marijuana were uprooted.

West police media liaison officer Naina Ragigia said officers from the Nadi Crime Department conducted a raid at Mount Koroba in the interior of Nadi after receiving a tip-off.

"The team decided to go out on horseback because of the hilly terrain and reached the farm suspected to be growing marijuana at midday on Saturday March 1," Ms Ragigia said.

"They uprooted 115 plants believed to be marijuana.

"The suspect fled from the scene and remains at large."

Ms Ragigia said the plants had been sent to the Koronivia Research station for testing.

"We are sending out a strong warning to anyone involved in the cultivation, processing, trading and purchasing of illicit drugs to refrain from doing so."

The police are searching for the owner of the farm as investigations continue.








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