Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 7:13 AM on Thursday 31 July

/ Front page / News

Drug suspect in custody

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

THE police have confirmed that a 39-year-old local has been detained following the interception of a suspicious package by Customs officials at Nadi International Airport last week.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the parcel allegedly contained illicit drugs.

Ms Naisoro also confirmed the forwarding address on the package sent from Hong Kong was used to conduct a raid last Saturday where numerous other suspected illegal drugs were also discovered

"The parcel allegedly containing illicit drugs was sent from Hong Kong last week and the matter was initially attended to by Customs officers and later referred to the police for further investigations," Ms Naisoro said.

"A raid was conducted at the forwarding address on the suspicious package on Saturday afternoon and other alleged illegal substances were also found."

She said investigations were ongoing and more information would be released at a later stage.

It reported yesterday that the raid was conducted on a building near Nadi International Airport.

This newspaper was reliably informed that the package was sent to Fiji from Hong Kong on March 18.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Iliesa Delana explains
  2. Help pours in
  3. Love from within
  4. Gaskell on trial for the murder of his Fijian wife
  5. Plea to save school
  6. Parents thank lucky stars
  7. Focus remains on education
  8. Call for intervention
  9. No water, no school
  10. Roadworks

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fijian woman jailed for stealing millions in NZ Sunday (27 Jul)
  2. Illegal Fijians in Tonga Friday (25 Jul)
  3. Hero's tale Tuesday (29 Jul)
  4. 10 degrees lowest yet Monday (28 Jul)
  5. Warning for teachers Thursday (24 Jul)
  6. New United formation Monday (28 Jul)
  7. Groenewald: Brutality video under investigation Thursday (24 Jul)
  8. Tafunai confident Friday (25 Jul)
  9. Sevens schedule revealed Thursday (24 Jul)
  10. Misleading phone deals Monday (28 Jul)